Ethnic fractionalization, natural resources and armed conflict

  title={Ethnic fractionalization, natural resources and armed conflict},
  author={Tim Wegenast and Matthias Basedau},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={432 - 457}
Thus far, researchers working on ethnicity and resources as determinants of civil conflict have operated largely independently of each other. While there is plenty of evidence that natural resources may spur armed conflict, empirical evidence for the nexus between ethnic fractionalization and conflict remains inconclusive. Some authors conclude that ethnically fractionalized societies are actually spared from intrastate violence. Others find either a positive relationship or none at all between… Expand
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