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Networks and Insurgency: How Social Relationships Shape Conflict

  • Author(s): Haim, Dotan Aharon
  • Advisor(s): Lake, David A
  • Hafner-Burton, Emilie M
  • et al.

This dissertation investigates how social networks impact counterinsurgency effectiveness. Drawing evidence from the Philippines, I find that counterinsurgency is more likely to succeed when civilians have social ties to other villages experiencing quality governance (Chapter 1), civilians have direct social ties to government security officers (Chapter 2) and local politicians are not members of political clan networks (Chapter 3).

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