Weapons of choice

  title={Weapons of choice},
  author={Axel Dreher and Merle Kreibaum},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={539 - 553}
This article investigates the effect of natural resources on whether ethno-political groups choose to pursue their goals with nonviolent as compared to violent means, distinguishing terrorism from insurgencies. It is hypothesized that whether or not the extraction of fossil fuels sparks violence depends both on the group’s characteristics and the state’s reaction. Data are taken from the Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB) project, covering 118 organizations in 13 countries of… Expand
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