Legitimacy, Success and rebellion in Chechnya: the rise and fall of Chechen Independence Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Tomas, Alison
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum in Global Studies
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  • This paper traces rebel legitimacy in Chechnya from 1990-2007 to determine the impact of heightened legitimacy on rebel outcomes of success. The findings of this analysis suggest that the ability of Chechen rebels to obtain legitimacy amongst national political elites, the international community, and the local population contributed significantly to the movement’s ability to access resources, networks, and materials that contributed to the movement’s initial success in the early 1990’s. Consequently, reduced legitimacy in the later years of the rebellion facilitated challenges to rebel ability to access materials and avenues that support successful rebellion outcomes.
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  • Robertson, Graeme
  • Hazen, Jennifer
  • Tasar, Eren
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017
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