From Hobson's Choice
A conflict fought between two groups of people in the same nation. Civil wars are usually fought between different ethnicities for control of resources (in which case the nation is an artificial entity, unable to adjudicate such a critical matter) or else sectional.
- World Bank Research
- Paul Collier & Anke Hoeffler, "Greed and Grievance in Civil War" (2000)
- Nicholas Sambanis, "Ethnic Partition as a Solution to Ethnic War: an Empirical Critique of the Theoretical Literature" (Sep 1999)