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dc.contributor.authorPauksta, Diana Leigh
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:22:10Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:22:10Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.otherpauksta_diana_l_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/pauksta_diana_l_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24720
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to explain the similar levels of violence against civilians exhibited by Angola's and Mozambique's rebel forces during their respective civil wars. According to the extant literature on rebellion in civil wars, Angola, with its vast natural resource wealth, ethnic polarization, and multiple interventions, seemed more at-risk for an intense insurgency by its rebel group, UNITA. However, Mozambique's rebel group, Renamo, exhibited violence against civilians of a similar intensity. This study will use a most-different-systems approach to examine the influence of three hypotheses, South Africa's "Total Strategy," traditional religion, and child soldiering, on UNITA's and Renamo's violence against civilians. This thesis will use qualitative and historical data to determine the effect of each hypothesis. The findings support the main hypothesis, as well as the two alternative hypotheses to a lesser degree. South Africa's "Total Strategy" had the greatest impact on UNITA's and Renamo's use of violence against civilians.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDestabilization
dc.subjectTraditional Religion
dc.subjectRitualized Violence
dc.subjectGuerrilla Warfare
dc.subjectProxy Warfare
dc.subjectChild Soldiering
dc.subjectUNITA
dc.subjectRenamo
dc.title"Fathers of the axe"
dc.title.alternativeexplaining rebel violence against civilians in the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentInternational Affairs
dc.description.majorPolitical Science
dc.description.advisorChristopher S. Allen
dc.description.committeeChristopher S. Allen
dc.description.committeeMaurits van der Veen
dc.description.committeeAbdulahi Osman


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