Semester of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
Insurgent groups vary in how they interact with civilians. Some insurgent groups perform government functions to further their political objectives during civil war, whilst other rebel groups use solely violent means. Why do some insurgent groups perform governance functions to further their political objectives, whilst others interact very little with the local population? I seek to explain the variation in rebel governance, which I argue is motivated by the objective of the insurgency. More specifically, I argue that secessionist insurgencies are more likely to implement governance structures than non-secessionist insurgent groups. Using an in-depth case study analysis, I found varying results that both support and contradict the hypothesis. This underscores the importance of addressing variations in rebel governance in future research.
Sellers, Harriet Ann, "Rebel Governance in Civil War: Variations in Rebel Governance - A Case Study Analysis." (2018). LSU Master's Theses. 4660.