Migrant remittances and the onset of civil war

  title={Migrant remittances and the onset of civil war},
  author={Patrick Regan and Richard W. Frank},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={502 - 520}
Civil wars reflect, in part, internal contestation over the provision of resources. A government’s ability to “buy off” rebellion by providing social welfare payments is one mechanism to help ensure social stability. In times of economic distress, however, the government becomes increasingly constrained in its ability to provide social welfare and, absent some form of financial relief, will be subject to increasing pressure from potential rebel groups. Migrant remittances can serve as a… 

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