Diamonds, Blood, and Taxes

@article{Snyder2005DiamondsBA,
  title={Diamonds, Blood, and Taxes},
  author={R. Snyder and R. Bhavnani},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={49},
  pages={563 - 597}
}
This article addresses an important gap in research on the causes of civil war: the lack of a theory that explains why lootable resources like alluvial diamonds are linked to civil war in some cases and peace in others. To help fill this gap, we propose a revenue-centered theoretical framework that shifts the focus from rebels to rulers and states, situates rulers in the context of the institutional and economic constraints on their ability to earn revenue, and combines this focus on revenue… Expand

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