Despite the range of questions researchers can examine through micro-level research on civil conflict, higher-level processes like the onset and termination of conflict hold deep importance for policy-makers. Through a set of surveys querying civilians, local elites, and former combatants about the local experience of conflict during the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990), this project subjects the often-posited link between local conditions and outcomes like onset and termination to empirical scrutiny.
Schulhofer-Wohl, J. Policy Brief 2: Local Violence and the National Process of war Termination in Lebanon. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (2013) 5 pp.