On the Duration of Civil War

  title={On the Duration of Civil War},
  author={Paul. Collier and Anke Hoeffler and M{\aa}ns S{\"o}derbom},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={253 - 273}
This article explores empirically the duration of civil war. It relates the duration of civil war to two alternative models of conflict and culls testable hypotheses from the case study literature on civil war. Using a comprehensive dataset on large-scale violent civil conflicts covering the 1960-2000 period, a wide range of hypotheses are tested by means of hazard function regressions. The results show that the duration of conflict is systematically related both to structural conditions… 

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