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Author Gersovitz, Mark

Title What is a Civil War? : a Critical Review of its Definition and (Econometric) Consequences / Mark Gersovitz
Published Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2013

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Description 1 online resource (50 pages)
Series World Bank e-Library
Policy research working papers.
World Bank e-Library.
Summary The authors argue that the academic literature, both qualitative and quantitative, has mislabeled most episodes of large-scale violence in Africa as civil war; these episodes better fit their concept of regional war complexes. The paper seeks to highlight the fundamental flaws in the conception of civil war in the econometric literature and their implications for econometric specification and estimation, problems that this literature is inherently incapable of rectifying. The authors advocate the comparative study of regional war complexes in Africa based on historical narratives
Subject Civil war.
Guerrillas.
Postwar reconstruction.
Violence.
civil wars.
violence.
Civil war
Guerrillas
Postwar reconstruction
Violence
Africa.
Africa
Form Electronic book
Author Gersovitz, Mark
Kriger, Norma