Civil Engineering : Does a Realist World Influence the Onset of Civil Wars?
Stoll, Richard J.
Recently, the study of civil wars has attracted more and more attention from scholars of international relations. Using a computer simulation called EARTH (Exploring Alternative Realpolitik THeses) that not only simulates a realist world, but also includes civil wars, the author explores what aspects of a realist world are associated with the onset of civil war. Although features of a realist world are not the dominate factors in accounting for civil wars, the loss of territory that accompanies losing interstate wars does influence the chances of states undergoing civil war.
agent-based simulation; civil war; computer simulation; defensive realism; EARTH; More... empires; images of realism; internal conflict; interstate war; intrastate war; multiagent models; multistate system; neorealism; offensive realism; realism; realist literature; security dilemma; state survival; state system; territory Less...