Political systems, stability and civil wars

  title={Political systems, stability and civil wars},
  author={Marta Reynal-Querol},
  journal={Defence and Peace Economics},
  pages={465 - 483}
  • Marta Reynal-Querol
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • Defence and Peace Economics
  • In this paper we analyze theoretically and empirically the stability of the different political systems; that is, their ability to prevent conflict. According to our model, the proportional system has a lower probability of group rebellion than the majoritarian system. In the empirical part we test the role of political systems in preventing civil wars. We show that democracy by itself does not play an important explanatory role, while the specific type of political system-majoritarian… CONTINUE READING
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