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Thursday, 3 April 2008 Mousseau Hypotheses Findings – 4 models Problems Ellingsen (2000) Hypotheses – p.234 looking at civil war and armed conflict o Multiethnic societies are more prone to conflict When dominant group is <80% of population, more conflict Size of the largest minority group – hypothesis 3 The closer the size of the second largest group to the largest group, more conflict Ethnic affinities – hypothesis 4 The more affiliations/resources with outsiders, more conflict o Political factors Semi-democracies are more prone to violence – hypothesis 5 o Socioeconomic factors – level of development Lower levels of economic development lead to more conflict o Intervening factors Ethnic identity, frustration, opportunity Findings – p.244 o When dominant group is <80%
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Unformatted text preview: of population, more conflict Number of groups matters Conflict: democracies &lt; semi-democracies &lt; 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 &amp; 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 &gt;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.

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