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Horizontal Inequalities and Ethnonationalist Civil War: A Global Comparison
Contemporary research on civil war has largely dismissed the role of political and economic grievances, focusing instead on opportunities for conflict. However, these strong claims rest on
Politically Relevant Ethnic Groups across Space and Time: Introducing the GeoEPR Dataset 1
This article introduces GeoEPR, a geocoded version of the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) dataset that charts politically relevant ethnic groups across space and time. We describe the dataset in detail,
The Geography of the International System: The CShapes Dataset
TLDR
CShapes, a new dataset that provides historical maps of state boundaries and capitals in the post-World War II period, is described and three examples of how to use CShapes in political science research are given.
Representing ethnic groups in space: A new dataset
TLDR
It is shown that groups with a single territorial cluster according to GREG have a significantly higher risk of conflict and how the GREG dataset can be processed in the R statistical package without specific skills in GIS is demonstrated.
Geography as Motivation and Opportunity
The literature suggests that geographically concentrated groups face a higher likelihood of conflict. While this finding seems to be commonly accepted, there is no clear consensus that explains why
A Closer Look at Reporting Bias in Conflict Event Data
Recent data collections about political violence are frequently based on media reports, which can lead to reporting bias. This is an issue in particular for the emergent literature on communication
Violence “from above” or “from below”? The Role of Ethnicity in Bosnia’s Civil War
The literature is divided as to how ethnicity affects wartime patterns of violence in civil wars. This article conducts an assessment of the relative impact of two competing explanations for violence
The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies
In the aftermath of recent popular uprisings in dictatorships, many observers argued that information and communication technologies, notably the Internet, played a key role in the mobilization of
Triangulating horizontal inequality
Does economic inequality cause civil war? Deviating from individualist measures of inequality such as the Gini coefficient, recent studies have found a statistical link between group-level
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