Repression or civil war? [Conference paper]


This paper presents a unified approach to studying different forms of political violence (repression and civil war) with common roots in poverty, natural resource rents, and weak political institutions. The results indicate a strong correlation between low incomes, weak political institutions and both forms of political violence.


Presented at ‘The challenges of fragility to development policy’, Conference of the European Report on Development, Barcelona, Spain, May 7th-8th 2009. 7 pp.

Repression or civil war? [Conference paper]

Published 1 January 2009