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Lecture 8 : Civil Wars 31 January 2011
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Defining and Measuring Civil  Wars “Civil wars pit two or more groups within a  country against one another.” (p.122) COW’s civil wars =  2 or more groups fighting w/in the territory of a  single state At least one belligerent is the government At least 1000 fatalities (military + civilian) Generates a list of 334 civil wars, 1816- 2007
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Factors that make Civil War more  likely Poverty : the higher a state’s GDP per capita  the lower the probability of Civil War Regime Type : the more democratic a state,  the lower the probability of civil war*** Natural Resources : the larger the mineral  sector of a state’s economy, the higher the  probability of civil war (or oil production) Insurgency Conditions : mountains,  rainforests, split territory make civil war  more likely
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PL SC 014 taught by Professor Gartzke during the Spring '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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