Do Civil Wars, Coups and Riots Have the Same Structural Determinants?

  title={Do Civil Wars, Coups and Riots Have the Same Structural Determinants?},
  author={Cristina Bodea and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi and Christian Houle},
  journal={International Interactions},
  pages={537 - 561}
ABSTRACT The literature on political instability focuses on institutional and leader survival or outcomes like civil wars and coups. We suggest that this approach overlooks lower levels of instability and that isolating outcomes understates the likelihood that they are manifestations of similar structural determinants. We extend the notion of instability to encompass jointly but distinctly civil wars, coups, and riots. Our explanation focuses on the role of political institutions and the… 
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