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Author Bodea, Cristina

Title Riots, coups and civil war : revisiting the greed and grievance debate / Cristina Bodea, Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, Development Research Group, Macroeconomics and Growth Team, 2007


Description 1 online resource (33 pages) : illustrations
Series Policy research working paper ; 4397
Policy research working papers (Online) ; 4397.
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
Notes "November 2007."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-26)
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Subject Political violence.
Political violence.
Form Electronic book
Author Elbadawi, Ibrahim A
World Bank. Development Research Group. Macroeconomics and Growth.