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Anatomies of rebellion: determinants and implications of rebel modes of local engagement

Abstract : Why do some rebel groups set out to replace local structures of authority when others rely on them? How does rebel groups’ approach to local power structures shape their trajectories? This dissertation documents patterns of variation in rebel approaches to local power structures, proposing a new typology of rebel modes of local political engagement. It then presents a range of analyses pursuing two goals. The first is to explain the variation observed by identifying the factors – contextual, structural, and ideological – that shape rebel strategies of local engagement. The second is to examine the implications of rebel groups’ modes of local engagement for the trajectories of these groups and for the conflicts they are engaged in. These analyses draw on statistical tests of the connections between rebel political practices and specific organization- or conflict-level outcomes, as well as on an in-depth study of the civil war in Ethiopia (1974-1991).
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Marine Gassier. Anatomies of rebellion: determinants and implications of rebel modes of local engagement. Political science. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2021. English. ⟨NNT : 2021IEPP0020⟩. ⟨tel-03543715⟩



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