By Erica Chenoweth
An unique argument in regards to the reasons and outcomes of political violence and the variety of thoughts hired.
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Pape also argues that economic sanctions, another instrument of coercion that can elicit concessions from a target by striking at its civilian population, are similarly ineffective. See Robert A. Pape, “Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work,” International Security, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Fall 1997), pp. 90–136. 19. Arreguín-Toft, “How the Weak Win Wars,” p. 108. In later work, however, he argues that targeting civilians is generally ineffective. Ivan Arreguín-Toft, “The [F]utility of Barbarism: Assessing the Impact of the Systematic Harm of Non-Combatants in War,” paper presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, August 28–31, 2003, Philadelphia, Penn.
98–137; Stathis N. Kalyvas, The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006); Benjamin A. : Cornell University Press, 2004); Valentino, Huth, and Balch-Lindsay, “‘Draining the Sea,’” and Benjamin Valentino, Paul Huth, and Sarah Croco, “Covenants without the Sword: International Law and the Protection of Civilians in Times of War,” World Politics, Vol. 58, No. 3 (April 2006), pp. 339– 377; Michael Mann, The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005); Jeremy Weinstein, Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006); and Downes, “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures”; Alexander B.
It Depends The effectiveness of civilian victimization could vary depending on the circumstances in which it is employed or on attributes of the target state. Potentially most important is the type of war in which civilian victimization is implemented. The interstate wars that we examine in this paper, for example, are almost all conventional in nature: conﬂicts fought between two or more belligerents, usually with uniformed military personnel, and with clear front lines separating territory controlled by the various parties to the conﬂict.
Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict (Belfer Center Studies in International Security) by Erica Chenoweth