Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
What Rebels WantResources and Supply Networks in Wartime$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jennifer M. Hazen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451669

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451669.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 24 September 2021

Resources, Options, and Preferences in War

Resources, Options, and Preferences in War

Chapter:
(p.49) 2 Resources, Options, and Preferences in War
Source:
What Rebels Want
Author(s):

Jennifer M. Hazen

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451669.003.0003

This chapter discusses the resources and options available to those fighting in civil wars. Rebel groups need three main types of resources: military, economic, and political. Military resources include arms and ammunition, communications equipment, training, and manpower. Economic resources consist of financial means to purchase military goods and to pay soldiers; opportunities for looting, trade and barter, and agricultural production; and the profits made through the sale of natural resources. Political resources include access to information, diplomatic support, safe haven in a neighboring country, and legitimacy. Access to resources is central to defining the options available to a rebel group for continuing a war. As resources decline, a rebel group faces more limited options and finds it more difficult to sustain a war. The elimination of the war option provides the best opportunity for successful negotiations and the implementation of a peace agreement.

Keywords:   military resources, economic resources, political resources, rebel groups, war options, peace agreements, civil wars

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.