Why do some oil exporters experience civil war but others do not?: investigating the conditional effects of oil

  title={Why do some oil exporters experience civil war but others do not?: investigating the conditional effects of oil},
  author={Matthias Basedau and Thomas Richter},
  journal={European Political Science Review},
  pages={549 - 574}
According to quantitative studies, oil seems the only natural resource that is robustly linked to civil war onset. However, recent debates on the nexus of oil and internal conflict have neglected the fact that there are a number of peaceful rentier oil states in existence. Few efforts have been made to explain why some oil-exporting countries have experienced civil war while others have not. We thus address this puzzle, by arguing that civil war risks depend on the specific conditions of oil… Expand
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