Is it better to partition a state after it underwent a civil war instead of keeping hostile parties in the same political entity? So far scholars have come up with differing answers to this question. This article is in favor of total partition of a state is th...

This article focuses on how to end an ethnic civil wars and reviews alternative solutions. The author defends partition as the most favorable and practical solution to ethnic civil wars after briefly considering other alternatives.   Kaufmann argues that...

Fearon argues against ad hoc partition as an ideal end to ethnic civil wars. He argues that there are two incentive problems with implications beyond the partitioned territory. First incentive is that taking violence as a criterion for interventipon. This is l...

The paper develops a rational choice argument to explain under what conditions civil wars end. They draw some hypotheses to test their argument and run a quantitative analysis.    Their model is quite straight forward. A civil war is fought between a gov...

Rebuilding the failed state after a civil war has been a major research topic in academia.   Neo-liberal approach has been a popular approach to state building since the end of the Cold War. This article challenges the conventional neo-liberal approach and pro...

Literature focuses on civil war recurrence less than other dimensions of civil wars.  In this article, Walter argues that in addition to outcome of the initial civil war, scholars should focus on rebel recruitment as well. She suggests that once the initial co...

The article is an empirical research about why some civil wars recur while some others do not. The authors attempt to investigate determinants of civil war recurrence in the post-conflict environment. They argue that dual sovereignty and agency-related factors...

This article examines the impact of guarantees given by a third party on success of negotiations. Rather than looking at the classical variables of the literature, she focuses on conditions under which belligerents commit to the peace agreement. She argues tha...

The article aims to develop a theory to explain when insurgents and governments start negotiations and what factors influence the decision to start negotiations. The author is not interested in whether the peace process end successfully with an enduring peace ...

This is a quantitative study examining the role of greed and grievance in mobilizing masses. The authors rather than taking civil war as a single phase of political violence, they measure the role of the variables at different stages of political violence. The...