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Record number 495131
Title Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone's Civil War
Author(s) Voors, M.J.; Windt, P.C. van der; Papaioannou, K.I.; Bulte, E.H.
Source Journal of Development Studies 53 (2017)2. - ISSN 0022-0388 - p. 278 - 294.
Department(s) Development Economics Group
Rural and Environmental History
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Abstract We empirically investigate the role of natural resources, and governance in explaining variation in the intensity of conflict during the 1991–2002 civil war in Sierra Leone. As a proxy for governance quality we exploit exogenous variation in political competition at the level of the chieftaincy. As a proxy for resources we use data on the location of pre-war mining sites. Our main result is that neither governance nor resources robustly explains the onset or duration of violence during the civil war in Sierra Leone.
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