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States in Disguise: Causes of State Support for Rebel Groups

Belgin San-Akca


States in Disguise provides a rigorous theoretical framework, within which to study the complex and fluid network of relationships between states and nonstate armed groups, including ethnic and religious insurgents, revolutionary groups, and terrorists. The theoretical framework builds on the presumption that the continuing presence of armed rebel groups in world politics, in parallel to modern states, is not coincidental; rather, it is the result of systematic choices by both states and rebels. The state support of rebel groups are shaped, to a great extent, by domestic and international mate ... More

Keywords: state support of rebel groups, material and ideational environment, NAGs Dataset, De facto support, Ethnic, religious, and ideological ties, Terrorists, Revolutionary groups, Ethnic and religious insurgents, Allies, Intentional support

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190250881
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250881.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Belgin San-Akca, author
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Koç University