Amelia Hoover Green
Amelia Hoover Green is Assistant Professor of Politics at Drexel University and a consultant to the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG). At Drexel, she teaches courses in comparative politics, research methods, and armed conflict; for HRDAG, she has consulted on wartime rights violations in Kosovo, Liberia, El Salvador, and other places. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.
The Commander's Dilemma
Violence and Restraint in Wartime
Why do some military and rebel groups commit many types of violence, creating an impression of senseless chaos, whereas others carefully control violence against civilians? A classic catch-22 faces the leaders of armed groups and provides the title for Amelia Hoover Green’s book. Leaders need large groups of people willing to kill and maim—but...