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PLSC 300D: Scientific Study of War Dr. Melin Discussion Questions 1. What is the main explanation of why civil wars occur, according to the authors? 2. How do the authors test this argument- on what data and timeframe? 3. What is their main dependent variable and how is it coded? 4. What is their finding on the role of ethnic and religious composition?
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Unformatted text preview: Does diversity lead to civil war? 5. What is the relationship between democracy and civil war? 6. What do you find to be the most surprising finding in Table 1, and why? What explains this finding? 7. What are the policy implications of the article? Do you agree? Where do you see this working or not?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PLSC 300D taught by Professor Melin during the Spring '11 term at Loyola Chicago.

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