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Murder by numbers: Socio-economic determinants of homicide and civil war

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Murder by numbers: Comparisons and inter-relationships between homicide and civil war
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Deliberate killing is a common part of the defining features of both homicide and civil war. Often, the scale of killing is also similar: most countries have homicide rates that exceed the threshold of one thousand combat-related deaths during a year that is the standard criterion for civil war. What is clearly different is the organization of killing: the perpetrators of homicide are usually individuals or small groups, whereas rebellion – the direct cause of a civil war - requires a cohesiv...

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Not peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
Series:
CSAE working paper series
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:bd81fabd-f34e-408e-9e97-998c50131f45
Local pid:
ora:2647

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