Introduction to Special Issue on ‘Disaggregating Civil Wars’

Non-refereed Journal Article

Cederman, Lars-Erik; & Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede (2009) Introduction to Special Issue on ‘Disaggregating Civil Wars’ , Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(4): 487–495.

We introduce the contributions to this special issue on “Disaggregating Civil War.” We review the problems arising from excessive aggregation in studies of civil war, and outline how disaggregation promises to provide better insights into the causes and dynamics of civil wars, using the articles in this special issue as examples. We comment on the issue of the appropriate level of disaggregation, lessons learned from these articles, and issues for further research.

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Authors

Lars-Erik Cederman

Lars-Erik Cederman

PRIO Global Fellow

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex

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