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Author: Albert, Bruno Leander
Title: Eine Fallstudie zu nichtstaatlichen Akteuren im Nordsyrienkonflikt
Alternative Titles: Violence against civilians in civil wars: a case study on non-state actors in the northern Syria conflict
Date Issued: 2019
Department: Πρόγραμμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών στις Πολιτικές και Οικονομικές Σπουδές Σύγχρονης Ανατολικής και Νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης
Supervisor: Heupel, Monika
Abstract: This work investigates violence against civilians in civil wars, using a case study of the behavior of the rebel group Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat (PYD) in the northern Syrian civil war. For this purpose two theories are examined in this work: a theory by Weinstein (2006), which explains violence against civilians based on the availability of resources and a theory be Wood (2010), explaining violence against civilians with the relative weakness of rebel groups. The two theories are examined by a qualitative congruence analysis. This work shows that the attacks of the so called “Islamic State” on the one hand and international military help, that the Kurdish rebels received in their fight against the Islamist rebels, on the other hand, led to a rise in violence against civilians.
Keywords: Violence
Civil war
Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat (PYD)
Rebel group
Information: Διπλωματική εργασία--Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2019.
This thesis was completed at the University of Bamberg in the framework of the Double Masters Program of the University of Bamberg and the University of Macedonia. It was recognized by the MA in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe of the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia.
Rights: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση 4.0 Διεθνές
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