Resource Concentration and Civil Wars

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serval:BIB_89584FFB3C44
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Resource Concentration and Civil Wars
Journal
Journal of Development Economics
Author(s)
Morelli M., Rohner D.
ISSN
0304-3878
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
117
Pages
32-47
Language
english
Abstract
This paper highlights the importance of natural resource concentration and ethnic group regional concentration for ethnic conflict. The existence of multiple conflict terrains (and hence multiple threat points) is the source of bargaining failure, similar to the one determined by the presence of offensive advantages. The theory predicts war to be more likely when resource and group concentration are high, and the empirical analysis, both at the country level and at the ethnic group level, confirms the essential role of geographic concentration variables for civil war.
Keywords
Natural resources, Civil war, Conflict, Secession, Bargaining failure
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23/06/2015 12:05
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21/08/2019 6:15
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