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Unformatted text preview: of population, more conflict Number of groups matters Conflict: democracies < semi-democracies < autocracies Semi-democracies are more prone to ethnic conflict Lower levels of development lead to more conflict Problems o Agency o Dont look at informal institutions, nature of transition Jenkins & Kposowa (1992) Hypotheses o Political development argument When a state is democratizing, increase in demands on state o Military centrality The stronger the military, the more resources o Economic dependency Leads to more military coups o Ethnic antagonisms The type of society and level of competition between groups increases potential for military coups Findings o Military centrality matters o If balance of power is skewed, more conflict o If group is >20%, more conflict Problems...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course INTL 4280 taught by Professor Mitchell during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Spring '08