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Civil Resistance or Rebellion: The Impact of Country-Level Factors on Revolutionary Strategy

dc.contributor.advisor Grieco, Joseph M
dc.contributor.author Carrington, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-13T15:37:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-13T15:37:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/7301
dc.description.abstract <p>This paper constitutes a partial answer to the question of when political</p><p>resistance campaigns that use primarily violent or nonviolent strategies occur. In doing so, it attempts to bridge the gap between discussions of rebellion and civil resistance. A number of broad theoretical propositions are made and statistically tested by combining the NAVCO data on violent and nonviolent resistance campaigns with data that is commonly used in the civil war literature. The study finds that revolutionary civil resistance campaigns are unlikely to occur in democracies, population size does not obstruct nonviolent collective action, and the present favors nonviolent resistance more than the past, likely due to technological factors. It also provides evidence that divided societies are associated with rebellion rather than civil resistance.</p>
dc.subject Political Science
dc.subject Civil Resistance
dc.subject Civil War
dc.subject Nonviolent Resistance
dc.subject Rebellion
dc.subject Regression
dc.title Civil Resistance or Rebellion: The Impact of Country-Level Factors on Revolutionary Strategy
dc.type Master's thesis
dc.department Political Science


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