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dc.contributor.authorTokdemir, Efe
dc.contributor.authorSedashov, E.
dc.contributor.authorÖğütçü-Fu, S. H.
dc.contributor.authorLeon, C. E. M.
dc.contributor.authorBerkowitz, J.
dc.contributor.authorAkçınaroğlu, S.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-08T08:41:53Z
dc.date.available2021-03-08T08:41:53Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0022-0027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/75869
dc.description.abstractHow does the presence of multiple combatants affect rebel groups’ ideological and demand positioning? Although violent forms of inter-group conflict have been widely studied in the civil war literature, rebel groups’ strategic use of ideology and demands has received scarce scholarly attention. We argue that the pressure of competition forces rebel groups to differentiate themselves ideologically and demand-wise from their rivals to maximize their chances of survival and success. Rebel groups strive to set themselves apart by offering unique products to their supporters and recruits. Thus, we contend that rebel groups are more likely to modify their ideologies and demands from the government in the face of competition from rival groups. We test this theory using novel data collected from rebel group manifestos and public statements. Our findings suggest that groups are more likely to shift their ideology and modify their demands as the number of rival groups increases.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Conflict Resolutionen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022002720967411en_US
dc.subjectRebel group ideologyen_US
dc.subjectRebel rivalryen_US
dc.subjectCivil waren_US
dc.subjectItem response theoryen_US
dc.titleRebel rivalry and the strategic nature of rebel group ideology and demandsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.citation.spage729en_US
dc.citation.epage758en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber65
dc.citation.issueNumber4
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022002720967411en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorTokdemir, Efe


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