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Dyadic nexus of interstate and intrastate conflict prevention

Langan, William B. (2004) Dyadic nexus of interstate and intrastate conflict prevention. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.86307) (KAR id:86307)


It seems a logical assumption that as the nexus between interstate and intrastate conflict is inherently linked in a larger strategic calculus, so too should be the theoretical and conceptual foundations, and practical application, of apposite conflict prevention efforts. This thesis examines conflict prevention efforts towards each of the three phases of the Macedonian case, with those phases identified as the pre-Kosovo phase, Kosovo Intervention phase and post-Kosovo phase. It analyzes the dyadic nexus between interstate and intrastate conflict prevention as it relates to a strategy of simultaneity and connectivity as regards implementation of conflict prevention efforts by the international community. A strategy of simultaneity and connectivity is characterized as the process of advocating and pursuing policies to inhibit or mitigate the occurrence of interstate and intrastate conflict that are associated and conjoined in a concurrent and synchronous manner. This study finds evidence of support for the hypothesis of a direct correlation between the application of international community efforts targeted toward a nexus of interstate and intrastate conflict prevention, through a strategy of simultaneity and connectivity, and the success or failure of those efforts.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Aybet, Gulnur
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.86307
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Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 16:50 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2021 15:41 UTC
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