Book Announcement: Foreign Intervention in Civil Wars

Foreign Intervention in Civil Wars now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891479
Hardback, pp165, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Foreign Intervention in Civil Wars by Jung-Yeop Woo.

This book identifies the conditions under which foreign countries intervene in civil wars, contending that we should consider four dimensions of civil war intervention. The first dimension is the civil war itself. The characteristics of the civil war itself are important determinants of a third party’s decision making regarding intervention. The second dimension is the characteristics of intervening states, and includes their capabilities and domestic political environments. The third is the relationship between the host country and the intervening country. These states’ formal alliances and the differences in military capability between the target country and the potential intervener have an impact on the decision making process. The fourth dimension is the relationship between the interveners. This framework of four dimensions proves critical in understanding foreign intervention in civil wars. Based on this framework, the model for the intervention mechanism can reflect reality better. By including the relationships between the interveners here, the book shows that it is important to distinguish between intervention on the side of the government and intervention on behalf of the opposition. Without distinguishing between these, it is impossible to consider the concepts of counter-intervention and bandwagoning intervention.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/foreign-intervention-in-civil-wars


All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact admin@cambridgescholars.com.


Foreign Intervention in Civil Wars can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Author

Dr Jung-Yeop Woo is a Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute, South Korea, having previously worked in the same capacity at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Korea. While there, he also served as the Director of the Washington, DC office of the institute. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California and as an Associate Analyst for Gallup Korea and the Korea Research Company. Dr Woo’s research focuses on foreign military intervention in civil wars and the relationship between foreign policy-making and public opinion. He received a BA from Seoul National University, Korea, an MPP from Georgetown University, USA, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.

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