Political Aftershocks: The Impact of Earthquakes on Intrastate Conflict

  title={Political Aftershocks: The Impact of Earthquakes on Intrastate Conflict},
  author={Dawn Brancati},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={715 - 743}
  • Dawn Brancati
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
Although many scholars, policy makers, and relief organizations suggest that natural disasters bring groups together and dampen conflicts, earthquakes can actually stimulate intrastate conflict by producing scarcities in basic resources, particularly in developing countries where the competition for scarce resources is most intense. Capitalizing on a natural experiment design, this study examines the impact of earthquakes on intrastate conflict through a statistical analysis of 185 countries… Expand

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