Buying War Not Peace

  title={Buying War Not Peace},
  author={Natascha S. Neudorfer and Ulrike G. Theuerkauf},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1856 - 1886}
This article presents robust findings for the positive effect of corruption on the risk of ethnic civil war, using binary time-series-cross-section data that cover 87 to 121 countries (per year) between 1984 and 2007. Following a grievance-based explanation of violent intrastate conflict, we argue that corruption increases the risk of large-scale ethnic violence, as it creates distortions in the political decision-making process which lead to a deepening of political and economic inequalities… Expand

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