State capacity, manufacturing and civil conflict
Jacopo Costa and
POLIS Working Papers from Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS
In this note we empirically analyze the link between state capacity and civil conflict via the manufacturing sector, which is the source of wealth for an emerging new elite interested in obtaining political representation, and is the outcome of a new political equilibrium more in tune with capital accumulation. This raises the cost of civil conflict, reducing its probability of occurrence. We find evidence in favor of our hypothesis in a panel of African countries.
Keywords: civil conflict; manufacturing; state capacity; fragile states; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 O14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
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