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Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department of Political Science
Keith A. Grant
Manal A. Jamal
Jonathan W. Keller
By applying structural-functionalist theories of deviance and opposition, this thesis deconstructs nonstate mobilization in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Using data from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset, the quantitative analysis interpreted both group and leader behavior in conflict situations to determine factors that influenced conflict onset and resolution. The quasipoisson regression analysis of group behavior suggested that polity and state capacity were both significant predictors of violent and nonviolent mobilization. The negative binomial regression of regime behavior suggested that civilian casualties were the most significant predictor of a government response to nonstate mobilization. Ultimately, the results suggested that the influence of regime repression on human rights was one of the most salient catalysts for nonstate mobilization in the region.
Barbaro, Emily, "Analyzing the onset and resolution of nonstate conflict in the Middle East & North Africa" (2020). Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current. 40.
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