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Success rate of nonviolent campaigns (1900-2006)
(Chenoweth & Stephan, 2008)
Success Rate of Violent Campaigns (1900-2006)
(Chenoweth & Stephan, 2008)
Decline in support for forceful counterterrorism efforts when alternatives are described as good, not poor
(Hoffman et al., 2015)
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Are countries with excluded minority communities more likely to experience terrorist attacks? Do ties with family members outside of the country effect a community’s likelihood of experiencing a terrorist attack at home? In this study the authors examine whether countries with geographically concentrated ethnic communities experience more terrorist activity than countries with more dispersed or[…]
The demand for peacekeeping missions around the world provides the ongoing necessity for policy makers, practitioners, and academics to continue building on their understanding and evaluation of the effectiveness of various peacekeeping strategies. Peacekeeping missions can help combatant groups to commit to peace agreements that would otherwise be difficult to self-enforce. Peacekeepers can identify and[…]
Many studies have focused on the conditions that contribute to successful nonviolent resistance campaigns, but few analyze the reasons or events that cause these campaigns to emerge. This study provides insight into some of the possible explanations for the increase of nonviolent campaigns around the world, mainly pointing to the influence of economic modernization.[…]
Why are some civil resistance movements more successful than others when conducted under similar circumstances? This research compares civil resistance movements of two Colombian towns affected by violent conflict. The findings show successful movements are highly dependent on specific characteristics of the resistance movement, the relationship between the community and local armed actors, and the[…]
Types of mediator leverage and the strength of peace agreements Do certain types of mediators hold characteristics that enable them to be more effective during peace negotiations, thus leading to longer lasting agreements? This study seeks to identify factors contributing to the success rate of mediated peace agreements during civil wars by examining two different[…]