Partitioning a state after civil war ens has been debated by political scientists and policy makers. It is believed that partition is the most favorable solution to a civil war because the fighting groups will not have tol ive together in the future, hence pro...

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...

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...

Mitchell argues that the boundaries between the state and the society have always been porous, elusive and mobile, which is an indicator of the nature of the state. Neither rejecting the idea of state in favor of some concepts like the political system, nor br...

This article is about existence of two different public realms in African societies contrary to western societies. The author discusses the colonial and African bourgeois ideologies that justify colonization and creates two public realms:  primordial public re...