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      Competitive Governance and Displacement Decisions Under Rebel Rule: Evidence from the Islamic State in Iraq

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      Journal of Conflict Resolution

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          When rebel groups with state-building ambitions capture territory, who stays and why? Through semi-structured interviews and an original household survey in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was controlled by the Islamic State for more than three years, I conduct a multi-method descriptive comparison of the characteristics of “stayers” against “leavers.” I test and find some quantitative and qualitative support for a theory of competitive governance: Civilians who perceived improvements in the quality of governance under IS rule—relative to the Iraqi state—were more likely to stay under IS rule than those who perceived no change or a deterioration, but displacement decisions are multi-causal, influenced by many factors including economic resources, social networks and family structures, information, threat perceptions, and ideology. These findings suggest that historical experiences with weak rule of law and bad governance by states may affect the attitudes and actions of civilians living under rebel governance.

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                Journal of Conflict Resolution
                Journal of Conflict Resolution
                SAGE Publications
                0022-0027
                1552-8766
                September 14 2020
                : 002200272095186
                Affiliations
                [1 ]Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
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                10.1177/0022002720951864
                © 2020

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