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State capacity, manufacturing and civil conflict

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  • Roberto Ricciuti

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    (University of Florence)

  • Jacopo Costa

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    (University of Florence)

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In this note we empirically analyze the link between state capacity and civil conflict via the manufacturing sector, which is the source of wealth for emerging new elite interested in obtaining political representation, and is the outcome of a new political equilibrium more in tune with capital accumulation. This raises the cost of civil conflict, reducing its probability of occurrence. We find evidence in favor of our hypothesis in a panel of African countries.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 3038-3043

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00681

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Keywords: civil conflict; manufacturing; state capacity; fragile states; Africa.;

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  1. Raul Caruso & Jacopo Costa & Roberto Ricciuti, 2011. "The probability of military rule in Africa, 1970-2007," Working Papers 2011/26, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).

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