A Causal Model of Civil Strife: A Comparative Analysis Using New Indices

  title={A Causal Model of Civil Strife: A Comparative Analysis Using New Indices},
  author={Ted Robert Gurr},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={1104 - 1124}
  • T. Gurr
  • Published 1 December 1968
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
This article describes some results of a successful attempt to assess and refine a causal model of the general conditions of several forms of civil strife, using cross-sectional analyses of data collected for 114 polities. The theoretical argument, which is discussed in detail elsewhere, stipulates a set of variables said to determine the likelihood and magnitude of civil strife. Considerable effort was given here to devising indices that represent the theoretical variables more closely than… 

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