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Decentralizing the Deadly Resource Curse: A subnational study of natural resources and civil conflict
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.

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2016.
Keyword [en]
National resource, resource extraction, conflict, civil war, subnational region
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275821OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-275821DiVA: diva2:901360
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Available from: 2016-02-08 Created: 2016-02-08 Last updated: 2016-02-08Bibliographically approved

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