Decentralizing the Deadly Resource Curse: A subnational study of natural resources and civil conflict
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study investigates how the extraction of natural resources affects the probability of conflict on a subnational level. Four hypotheses are tested using five sets of LPM-regressions. The hypotheses are concerned with the importance of regional aspects of resource extraction for conflict probability and the types of resources likely to affect conflict. The study finds a negative correlation between natural resource extraction and civil conflict on a regional level, but this correlation becomes statistically insignificant when controlling for country fixed effects. Contrary to previous research, the study does not find any statistical significant correlation between natural resource extraction and civil conflict on a national level. This may be because of the manner in which the variables are constructed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National resource, resource extraction, conflict, civil war, subnational region
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275821OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-275821DiVA: diva2:901360
Svaleryd, Helena, Universitetslektor
Guvå, Tomas, Universitetslektor