Do natural resources matter for interstate and intrastate armed conflict

@inproceedings{Koubi2014DoNR,
  title={Do natural resources matter for interstate and intrastate armed conflict},
  author={Vally Koubi and Gabriele Spilker and Tobias Boehmelt and Thomas Bernauer},
  year={2014}
}
This article reviews the existing theoretical arguments and empirical findings linking renewable and non-renewable natural resources to the onset, intensity, and duration of intrastate as well as interstate armed conflict. Renewable resources are supposedly connected to conflict via scarcity, while non-renewable resources are hypothesized to lead to conflict via resource abundance. Based upon our analysis of these two streams in the literature, it turns out that the empirical support for the… CONTINUE READING

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