Segregation and the Onset of Civil War

  title={Segregation and the Onset of Civil War},
  author={Lesley-Ann Daniels},
The ethnic characteristics of a country have long been considered a factor in the onset of civil war. This has been extensively studied using indices of ethnic fractionalization (how many different groups there are) and polarization (the number and relative size of groups) but with inconclusive results. An aspect that has been previously ignored has been the physical distribution of groups within a country. This article takes an index of segregation and tests it against civil war onset in three… 
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