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The relationship between natural resources and armed conflict onset:"It's complicated". A quantitative analysis of how natural resources affect internal armed conflict onset during the period 1950-2003

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dc.contributor.author Espedal, Terje Mikal
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-24T07:32:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-24T07:32:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-31
dc.date.submitted 2012-05-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/6023
dc.description.abstract The thesis examines how natural resources affect internal armed conflict onset through a quantitative analysis of data on 167 countries covering the period 1950-2003. Previous research on the relationship between natural resources and armed conflict has often not focused thoroughly on explanations. This thesis seeks to rectify this by focusing on classifying natural resources, and by focusing on the purported mechanisms that are argued to link natural resources and armed conflict onset, namely those focusing on the state, and those focusing on rebels and their motivations and opportunities. This is done through a random-effects panel data model, as well as a novel hybrid approach" combining some of the previously aspects of the previous dominant fixed -and random effects models. The thesis' central findings are that classifying natural resources is vital in understanding how they affect armed conflict onset. Among the included natural resource measures, oil, drugs and diamonds, drugs and diamonds are in part found to affect armed conflict onset. Furthermore, the thesis gives support to the notion of natural resources mainly affecting armed conflict onset through their effect on the state and its institutions. The thesis implies that research on natural resources and internal armed conflict onset, as well as policies directed at hindering armed conflict onset, perhaps should focus more on state institutions than have previously been the case. eng
dc.format.extent 1493415 bytes en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher The University of Bergen eng
dc.rights Copyright the author. All rights reserved eng
dc.subject Natural resources eng
dc.subject internal armed conflict eng
dc.subject mechanisms eng
dc.subject resource curse eng
dc.subject multilevel analysis eng
dc.subject state capacity eng
dc.subject resource classification eng
dc.title The relationship between natural resources and armed conflict onset:"It's complicated". A quantitative analysis of how natural resources affect internal armed conflict onset during the period 1950-2003 eng
dc.type Master thesis eng
dc.type.degree Master i Sammenliknende politikk en
dc.type.course SAMPOL350 eng
dc.subject.archivecode Mastergrad en
dc.subject.nus 731114 en
dc.type.program MASV-SAPO eng


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