In civil war the causal mechanism on recruitment of combatants is complicated because armed groups interact for context-based strategic. This book argues that a group will adopt varying mobilization strategies depending upon the difference in a group's influence between the stronghold and contested areas, using as examples two Cambodian civil wars.
Yuichi Kubota is Lecturer at Center for Policy Research, University of Niigata Prefecture, Niigata, Japan. His research focuses on civil war, public opinion, and the political economy of development in Asia. He has published several research articles in these fields.
1. Introduction 2. Literature Review: Diversity in Civilians' Incentives and Multiplicity of Recruitment Strategies 3. Theory: Territorial Control, Rivalry, and Recruitment 4. Cambodia, 1970-75 5. Cambodia, 1979-91 6. Recruitment in Comparative Perspective 7. Conclusion