World on Fire? Democracy, Globalization and Ethnic Violence
AbstractRecent studies suggest that democracy and globalization lead to ethnic hatred and violence in countries with a rich ethnic minority. We examine the thesis by Chua (2003) that democratization and globalization lead to ethnic violence in the presence of a market-dominant minority. We use different data sets to measure market dominant minorities and employ panel fixed effects regressions for a sample of 107 countries over the period 1984-2003. Our model contains two-way and three-way interactions to examine under which conditions democracy and globalization increase violence. We find no evidence for a worldwide Chua effect, but we do find support for Chua’s thesis for Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Globalization; Democracy; Ethnic Violence; Market-dominant minorities;
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- Bezemer, Dirk & Jong-A-Pin, Richard, 2007. "World on Fire? Democracy, Globalization and Ethnic Violence," Research Report 07006, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
- D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
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- NEP-AFR-2008-02-09 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2008-02-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-POL-2008-02-09 (Positive Political Economics)
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