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Gambling with ViolenceState Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India$
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Yelena Biberman

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190929961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190929961.001.0001

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State-Nonstate Alliances in Civil War

State-Nonstate Alliances in Civil War

A New Balance-of-Interests Theory

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(p.14) 2 State-Nonstate Alliances in Civil War
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Gambling with Violence
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Yelena Biberman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190929961.003.0002

This chapter develops a new balance-of-interests framework for understanding how states and nonstate actors identify and enlist one another as allies in times of civil war. It begins by considering the relevant terms and develops the concepts and categories useful for the study of state-nonstate alliances. A brief overview of the relevant scholarly approaches provides potential explanations as well as the foundation for a new theoretical framework, which is then detailed. The chapter also considers the scope conditions for the argument. It concludes by describing the research design and methodologies used for data collection and analysis.

Keywords:   violence outsourcing, nonstate actor, militia, proxy, auxiliary, freelancer, qualitative methodology, process tracing, fieldwork, neoclassical realism

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