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How ethnicity conditions the effect of oil and gas on civil conflict : a spatial analysis of Africa from 1990 to 2010

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

BASEDAU, M.
German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Allemagne
PIERSKALLA, J.H.
German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Allemagne


Description :
This article investigates whether natural resource endowments, specifically oil and gas, and thepolitical status of ethnic groups interact to increase or decrease armed conflict risk. Based on data from Africa (1990-2010), it founds that there is very clear and strong evidence for a conditioning effect for groups with a monopoly over national-level political institutions. Oil and gas in grid cells with powerful, nationally represented groups reduce conflict risk, while otherwise increasing the probability of violent conflict onset.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Political geography, issn : 0962-6298, 2014, vol. 38, p. 1-11, nombre de pages : 11, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann

Langue :
Anglais
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