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The Causes, Character and Conduct of Internal Armed Conflict and the Effects on Civilian Populations, 1990–2010

Chapter


Abstract


  • It is clear that the end of the cold war did not usher in a period of peace in

    the world. Quite the opposite: Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin

    America and even Europe have all endured armed conflicts since 1990.

    The vast bulk of these have been internal wars. Of the ninety-six armed

    conflicts that occurred between 1989 and 1996, only five were between

    states. This trend became even more pronounced in the 2000s. As one

    major survey notes, '[w]hat stands out in the 21st century is the lack of

    large-scale interstate conflict.' Thus, of fourteen armed conflicts recorded

    in 2014, only one was between states; the rest occurred within states?

    This chapter explores causes, character and conduct of internal armed

    conflicts since 1990 and the effects on civilian populations ...

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Farrell, T. & Schmitt, O. 2017, 'The Causes, Character and Conduct of Internal Armed Conflict and the Effects on Civilian Populations, 1990–2010', in A. Edwards, V. Turk & C. Wouters (eds), In Flight from Violence and Conflict: UNHCR's consultations on refugee status and other forms of international protection, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. pp. 25-58.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781107171992

Book Title


  • In Flight from Violence and Conflict: UNHCR's consultations on refugee status and other forms of international protection

Start Page


  • 25

End Page


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • Cambridge, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • It is clear that the end of the cold war did not usher in a period of peace in

    the world. Quite the opposite: Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin

    America and even Europe have all endured armed conflicts since 1990.

    The vast bulk of these have been internal wars. Of the ninety-six armed

    conflicts that occurred between 1989 and 1996, only five were between

    states. This trend became even more pronounced in the 2000s. As one

    major survey notes, '[w]hat stands out in the 21st century is the lack of

    large-scale interstate conflict.' Thus, of fourteen armed conflicts recorded

    in 2014, only one was between states; the rest occurred within states?

    This chapter explores causes, character and conduct of internal armed

    conflicts since 1990 and the effects on civilian populations ...

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Farrell, T. & Schmitt, O. 2017, 'The Causes, Character and Conduct of Internal Armed Conflict and the Effects on Civilian Populations, 1990–2010', in A. Edwards, V. Turk & C. Wouters (eds), In Flight from Violence and Conflict: UNHCR's consultations on refugee status and other forms of international protection, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. pp. 25-58.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781107171992

Book Title


  • In Flight from Violence and Conflict: UNHCR's consultations on refugee status and other forms of international protection

Start Page


  • 25

End Page


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • Cambridge, United Kingdom