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Civil Conflict in Southern Mexico: A Comparative and Integrative Analysis of Three Cases

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dc.creator Finley, Ethan 2008-07-31 2008-08-26T14:11:22Z NO_RESTRICTION en 2008-08-26T14:11:22Z 2008-08-26T14:11:22Z
dc.description.abstract Since the early 1990s, southern Mexico has suffered several significant instances of civil unrest, protest and violent military/civilian clashes, which profoundly affect the lives of local peoples and threaten national and regional stability. This study examines three remarkable and ongoing episodes of low-intensity civil conflict in Mexico's southern states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero. It is concluded that the three states suffer from similarly high levels of structural violence, and that the militant groups under consideration share many grievances and goals. However, the three groups vary widely in terms of the contentious tactics they use, particularly their use of violence. It is argued that this variance is due in large part to a complex relationship between the political opportunities and constraints faced by each group and their unique social identities and ideologies. The implications of the study's analytical model for the nonviolent settlement of intrastate conflict in general are considered.
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Mexico en_US
dc.subject Conflict en_US
dc.subject Zapatistas en_US
dc.subject Oaxaca en_US
dc.subject Tactics en_US
dc.subject Identity en_US
dc.title Civil Conflict in Southern Mexico: A Comparative and Integrative Analysis of Three Cases en
dc.type Thesis en Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en Master's en Conflict Analysis and Resolution en George Mason University en

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