Beyond greed and grievance: feasibility and civil war
Anke Hoeffler () and
Dominic Rohner ()
Oxford Economic Papers, 2009, vol. 61, issue 1, 1-27
Civil war is the most prevalent form of large-scale violence and is massively destructive to life, society, and the economy. The prevention of civil war is therefore a key priority for international attention. We present an empirical analysis of what makes countries prone to civil war. Using a global panel data set we examine different determinants of civil war for the period 1960-2004. We find little evidence that motivation can account for civil war risk but we suggest that there is evidence to support our feasibility hypothesis: that where a rebellion is financially and militarily feasible it will occur. Copyright 2009 , Oxford University Press.
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