What do they Want? Rebels' Objectives and Civil War Mediation

Carmela Lutmar, Lesley Terris

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In this paper, we focus on mediation in intrastate conflicts, specifically on the impact of rebel group goals on the prospects for mediation. We ask whether the goals for which rebel groups fight (i.e. secession, irredentism, autonomy, greater political rights, government overthrow) have an impact on the likelihood that these conflicts will be mediated. We test our hypotheses on a new data set of rebel groups in Africa 1962-2010.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20180029
JournalPeace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2018

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  • Civil Wars
  • Rebel groups
  • mediation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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