Taking Up Arms: A Study of Ethnicity, Inequality, and Poverty as Predictors of Conflict Open Access

Tahir, Ayisha (2009)

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Often previous studies have concluded that ethnicity has little significance in determining the onset of civil war. However, ethnicity is an important concept in ethnic conflict and we need to improve our analysis of why ethnicity matters by focusing on the conditional relationship of ethnicity. In this article, I will examine the effects that ethnicity has when it interacts with variables such as inequality and poverty. When there are other conditions present, ethnicity's role is heightened and matters when determining the onset of conflict. Additionally, I will be examining whether ethnicity, inequality, and poverty increase the severity of conflict once it has begun.

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Introduction................................ 1

Literature Review..........................5

Hypotheses..................................22

Research Design...........................25

Statistical Design..........................31

Results........................................33

Case Study...................................43

Conclusion...................................56

Bibliography.................................61

List of Tables

Table 1........................................35

Table 2........................................38

Table 3........................................42

Table 4........................................46-47

List of Figures

Figure 1......................................36

Figure 2......................................40

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