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Rape Loot PillageThe Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict$
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Sara Meger

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190277666

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.001.0001

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A Preliminary Typology of Wartime Sexual Violence

A Preliminary Typology of Wartime Sexual Violence

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(p.54) Chapter 3 A Preliminary Typology of Wartime Sexual Violence
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Rape Loot Pillage
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Sara Meger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.003.0004

Building on the conceptual framework offered by this book, this chapter develops a preliminary typology of wartime sexual violence that is based on the politico-economic conditions of war. This chapter uncovers specific patterns in the perpetration of sexual violence across different conflicts, which are directly related to the politico-economic determinants of the armed conflicts. While sociocultural context and individual motivations play an undeniable role, this typology focuses on the structural level to examine how the political economic determinants of war shape both the objective of the armed group and the forms and functions of sexual violence perpetrated by the group.

Keywords:   typology, interstate conflict, intrastate conflict, civil war, ideological civil war, economic civil war, new war theory

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