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Introduction

Jason Lyall

in Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691192444
eISBN:
9780691194158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192444.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter links inequality with battlefield performance. It argues that divided armies are flawed by design—that the greater the level of military inequality—that is, the more these ... More


Lessons from Project Mars: Quantitative Tests of Military Inequality and Battlefield Performance Since 1800

Jason Lyall

in Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691192444
eISBN:
9780691194158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192444.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents a five-stage empirical strategy. It first details how core variables, including prewar military inequality and battlefield performance, were constructed. Second, the chapter ... More


Divided Armies: A Theory of Battlefield Performance in Modern War

Jason Lyall

in Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691192444
eISBN:
9780691194158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192444.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues for a causal connection between (rising) military inequality and (declining) battlefield performance. It does so by first exploring the nature and severity of ethnic inequalities ... More


Forging Armies from Prisons of Peoples: How Inequality Shaped Ottoman and Habsburg Battlefield Performance

Jason Lyall

in Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691192444
eISBN:
9780691194158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192444.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter compares the Ottoman Empire, a high-inequality belligerent, with its medium-inequality Austro-Hungarian counterpart, during their respective wars in Tripolitania (1911–1912) and on the ... More


African World Wars: Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Modern Battlefield

Jason Lyall

in Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691192444
eISBN:
9780691194158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192444.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter extends the argument to the modern era by comparing the battlefield performance of Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during two of the most destructive conventional ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Mahdi State: A Natural Experiment

Jason Lyall

in Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691192444
eISBN:
9780691194158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192444.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a theory-building study of the rise and subsequent fall of the Mahdiya during the First (1881–1885) and Second (1896–1899) Mahdi wars against Anglo-Egyptian forces. It also ... More


Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War

Jason Lyall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691192444
eISBN:
9780691194158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192444.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

How do armies fight and what makes them victorious on the modern battlefield? This book challenges long-standing answers to this classic question by linking the fate of armies to their levels of ... More


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