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Rebels without Borders

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003909/00001

Material Information

Title: Rebels without Borders The Effect of Bilateral Trade on the Existence of Transnational Bases
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Duerr, Isaac
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Rebels
Civil Conflict
Transnational Actors
Interdependence
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The transnational dimensions of civil conflict have long been overlooked. Transnational rebel groups are one of the most recent transnational factors to be added to the civil conflict literature and have been shown to increase both the likelihood and duration of civil conflict. Transnational rebel groups are defined as rebel organizations with at least one established base in a foreign country. This thesis examines factors leading to the existence of transnational rebel bases within dyads of neighboring states and specifically the relation of these bases to the level of dyadic trade. My hypothesis is that higher levels of bilateral trade correspond to increased incentives to maintain stability within trading partners and thus increased incentives to prevent transnational bases from forming. To test this hypothesis, a logit regression analysis was performed using dyads consisting of states in civil conflict and the states bordering them. The analysis reveals that there is a separation point for bilateral trade above which all dyads were free of transnational bases. Below this point, there is a significant positive correlation between trade and rebel bases, implying that increased trade actually increases the likelihood of a transnational rebel base existing in the dyad. These findings suggest that traditional interdependence models for peace may be inappropriate for explaining the transnational dimensions of civil conflict. The results imply that interconnectivity may have some detrimental effects on peace and regional stability as transnational connections are used by rebellious groups in ways that are detrimental to the interests of one or both states.
Statement of Responsibility: by Isaac Duerr
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hicks, Barbara

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 D85
System ID: NCFE003909:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003909/00001

Material Information

Title: Rebels without Borders The Effect of Bilateral Trade on the Existence of Transnational Bases
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Duerr, Isaac
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Rebels
Civil Conflict
Transnational Actors
Interdependence
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The transnational dimensions of civil conflict have long been overlooked. Transnational rebel groups are one of the most recent transnational factors to be added to the civil conflict literature and have been shown to increase both the likelihood and duration of civil conflict. Transnational rebel groups are defined as rebel organizations with at least one established base in a foreign country. This thesis examines factors leading to the existence of transnational rebel bases within dyads of neighboring states and specifically the relation of these bases to the level of dyadic trade. My hypothesis is that higher levels of bilateral trade correspond to increased incentives to maintain stability within trading partners and thus increased incentives to prevent transnational bases from forming. To test this hypothesis, a logit regression analysis was performed using dyads consisting of states in civil conflict and the states bordering them. The analysis reveals that there is a separation point for bilateral trade above which all dyads were free of transnational bases. Below this point, there is a significant positive correlation between trade and rebel bases, implying that increased trade actually increases the likelihood of a transnational rebel base existing in the dyad. These findings suggest that traditional interdependence models for peace may be inappropriate for explaining the transnational dimensions of civil conflict. The results imply that interconnectivity may have some detrimental effects on peace and regional stability as transnational connections are used by rebellious groups in ways that are detrimental to the interests of one or both states.
Statement of Responsibility: by Isaac Duerr
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hicks, Barbara

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 D85
System ID: NCFE003909:00001

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