The number and social cost of military coups, civil wars, communal conflicts and other manifestations of political instability in the Third World have been too great not to attract a great deal of attention within political science. Since 1945, both inter-state and intra-state conflict (the latter far more common) moved from the industrialized to the developing countries, a trend only slowed by the outbreak of conflict in the states of the former Soviet bloc following the demise of communist regimes (Singer, 1996).
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- Instability and Revolution
B. C. Smith
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