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Riots, coups and civil war : revisiting the greed and grievance debate, Volume 1
Author:Bodea, Cristina; Elbadawi, Ibrahim A.; Country:World;
Date Stored:2007/11/13Document Date:2007/11/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Social Conflict and Violence; Peace & Peacekeeping; Population Policies; Hazard Risk Management; Post Conflict Reconstruction
Language:EnglishRegion:The World Region
Report Number:WPS4397Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4397
Volume No:1  

Summary: The most influential recent work on the determinants of civil wars found the factors associated with the grievance motivation to be largely irrelevant. Our paper subjects the results of this empirical work to further scrutiny by embedding the study of civil war in a more general analysis of varieties of violent contestation of political power within the borders of the state. Such an approach, we argue, will have important implications for how we think theoretically about the occurrence of domestic war as well as how we specify our empirical tests. In the empirical model, the manifestation of domestic conflict range from low intensity violence and coups to civil war. Our multinomial specification of domestic conflict supports the hypothesis that diversity accentuates distributional conflict and thus increases the risk of civil war. We also find that democracies may be more efficient than autocracies in reducing the risk of civil war.

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