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Inequality and international conflict in a hyperglobalized world: A quantitative study of the period 1990 – 2010
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Since ancient times, globalization has contributed to world progress. Starting in the 1990s, the world has entered an era of hyperglobalization as trade and communications ties countries and people closer together. Globalization has brought increased wealth to large parts of the world but it can also increase inequalities, which are known and considered since Antiquity to be connected with conflict. Previous research show large variations and is not conclusive on the linkage between international conflict and the most extreme form of inequality, polarization, and distribution of wealth between states. This study approaches inequalities at the domestic level in the hyperglobalized era. The results show a global covariation between inequality and international conflict, but with inconsistent results at the disaggregated level. An intricate finding is that the effect of inequalities differs depending on how they are measured, indicating that inequalities could have various effects for different types of groups and circumstances. Additional research would be needed to increase the knowledge on the causal relations and some pathways are suggested. Nevertheless, inequalities can be mitigated by policies. As it has been said, inequality is not a fatality - it is a choice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 54
Keywords [en]
Inequality, globalization, hyperglobalization, war, international conflict, Militarized Intrastate Disputes, MID
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Social Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-373118OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-373118DiVA, id: diva2:1277627
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Peace and Conflict Studies
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies
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Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved

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