A Guide to Intra-state Wars

A Guide to Intra-state Wars

An Examination of Civil, Regional, and Intercommunal Wars, 1816-2014

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Sourcing data and analyses from the rigorous Correlates of War Project, A Guide to Intra-state Wars describes how civil war is defined and categorized and presents data and descriptions for nearly 300 civil wars waged from 1816 to 2014. Analyzing trends over time and regions, this work is the definitive source for understanding the phenomenon of civil war, bringing together an explanation of the theoretical premises driving the Correlates of War Project, along with revisions to categories of, and actors in, civil wars that have been made over the years, and data from the Nations, States and Entities civil war dataset.


  • Provides detailed case studies of nearly 300 civil wars from 1816 to 2014.
  • Combines the systematic study of war with analyses of trends over time and regions.
  • Includes discussion of the different types of actors in international relations and presents data from the Nations, States, and Entities dataset.
  • Considers data describing non-state participants (rebels) in civil wars.  

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This reference from the Correlates of War Project (COW) gives data on historical and contemporary civil, regional, and intercommunal wars. The book begins with an overview of war studies, reflections on the need for systematic quantitative studies of war over time, and background on the Correlates of War Project (COW). The book then explains how intra-state wars are defined and categorized in the COW project and explains the political aspects of intra-state wars. Data are then presented in sections on global regions. The book’s audience includes political scientists, sociologists, economists, cultural and religious scholars, and social scientists interested in war and economic, social, political, and cultural evolution. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : CQ Press/SAGE Reference, 2016
ISBN: 0872897753 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780872897755 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: R303.64 DIX
Characteristics: xiv, 801 pages ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Sarkees, Meredith Reid 1950-
Alternative Title: Intrastate wars
Intra-state wars


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