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Spatial–Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal
The Maoist insurgency in Nepal is one of the highest intensity internal conflicts in recent times. Investigation into the causes of the conflict would suggest that grievance rather than greed is theExpand
When Does Natural Resource Abundance Lead to a Resource Curse
This paper looks at the relationship between natural resource endowment, particularly the type associated with minerals and plantations, and economic development. It may not be natural resourceExpand
Conflict in Africa : The Cost of Peaceful Behaviour
War provides economic opportunities, such as the capture of valuable natural resources, that are unavailable in peacetime. However, belligerents may prefer low-intensity conflict to total war whenExpand
Conflict, Civil War and Underdevelopment: An Introduction
Conflict has been a feature of human society since time immemorial. Disputes that arise may be organized around social class, ethnicity, religion, region, or some combination of these factors. TheExpand
Transnational terrorism as a spillover of domestic disputes in other countries
This paper models transnational terrorism as a three‐way strategic interaction involving a government that faces armed opposition at home, which may spill over in the form of acts of terrorism by theExpand
The Fiscal Dimensions of Conflict and Reconstruction
Political violence, coup d’etat, civil wars and inter-state wars, all have fiscal dimensions (and sometimes fiscal causes). Who gets what—public employment and public spending—and who has to pay forExpand
Population Pressure, Horizontal Inequality and Political Violence: A Disaggregated Study of Indonesian Provinces, 1990–2003
Abstract All parts of a country are rarely equally affected by political violence. Yet statistical studies largely fail to address sub-national conflict dynamics. We address this gap studyingExpand
Irevisiting The Greed And Grievance Explanations For Violent Internal Conflict
textabstractTwo phenomena have been recently utilised to explain conflict onset among rational choice analysts: greed and grievance. The former reflects elite competition over valuable naturalExpand
Explaining Civil War: A Rational Choice Approach
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Growth and Conflict 3. Greed and Grievance 4. The Uneasy Commitment to Peace 5. The Social Contract and Lasting Peace 6. Post-War Economic Reconstruction 7. The LiberalExpand
North-South Models of Growth and Trade
The paper surveys the literature that combines growth and trade into models of North-South interaction. We distinguish two strands of growth theory: old (exogenous) and new (endogenous) growth. WeExpand