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Beyond greed and grievance: feasibility and civil war

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A key distinction among theories of civil war is between those that are built upon motivation and those that are built upon feasibility. We analyze a comprehensive global sample of civil wars for the period 1965-2004 and subject the results to a range of robustness tests. The data constitute a substantial advance on previous work. We find that variables that are close proxies for feasibility have powerful consequences for the risk of a civil war. Our results substantiate the ’feasibility hypo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
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Institution:
University of Cambridge
Research group:
Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies
Department:
Department of Economics and Related Studies
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Centre for the Study of African Economics Working Paper Series (CSAE WPS)
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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English
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2008-03-14

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