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The Impact of Fuel Ownership on Intrastate Violence

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  • Tim Wegenast

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    The impact of natural resources on intrastate violence has been increasingly analyzed in the peace and conflict literature. Surprisingly, little quantitative evidence has been gathered on the effects of the resource-ownership structure on internal violence. This paper uses a novel dataset on oil and natural gas property rights covering 40 countries during the period 1989–2010. The results of regression analyses employing logit models reveal that the curvilinear effect between hydrocarbon production and civil conflict onset – often found in previous studies – only applies to countries in which oil and gas production is mainly state controlled. The findings suggest that only state-owned hydrocarbons may entail peace - buying mechanisms such as specific clientelistic practices, patronage networks, welfare policies, and/or coercion. At the same time, it seems that greed and grievance are more pronounced whenever resources lie in the hands of the state. Exploring the within - country variation, further analyses reveal that divergent welfare spending patterns are likely to be one causal channel driving the relationship between resource ownership and internal violence.

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    Paper provided by GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in its series GIGA Working Paper Series with number 225.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: May 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:gig:wpaper:225

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    Keywords: Natural resources; intrastate conflict; minor civil war; oil; gas; ownership structure; national oil companies.;

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    1. Christa N. Brunnschweiler & Erwin Bulte, 2008. "Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Resource Abundance, Dependence and the Onset of Civil Wars," CER-ETH Economics working paper series, CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research (CER-ETH) at ETH Zurich 08/78, CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research (CER-ETH) at ETH Zurich.
    2. Rabah Arezki & Markus Bruckner, 2011. "Oil Rents, Corruption, and State Stability: Evidence from Panel Data Regressions," School of Economics Working Papers, University of Adelaide, School of Economics 2011-07, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
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