Understanding Civil War: Evidence and Analysis, Vol. 1–Africa

Civil War, Threats

Understanding Civil War: Evidence and Analysis, Vol. 1–Africa

The two volumes of ‘Understanding Civil War’ build upon the World Bank’s prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the ‘greed’ versus ‘grievance’ debate.

The authors systematically apply the Collier-Hoeffler model to 15 countries in 6 different regions of the world, using a comparative case study methodology to revise and expand upon economic models of civil war.

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