Resources and the Information Problem In Rebel Recruitment

  title={Resources and the Information Problem In Rebel Recruitment},
  author={Jeremy M. Weinstein},
How does the resource base of a rebel group impact its membership, structure, and behavior? While scholars, analysts, and policy makers increasingly link natural resources to the onset and duration of civil war, this article explores how resource endowments shape the character and conduct of rebel groups. This article identifies a rebel “resource curse” much like the one that undermines state institutions in resourcerich environments. While the presence of economic endowments makes it possible… CONTINUE READING

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