The Birth of a Democracy: Homegrown Bicameralism in Somaliland
AbstractThis paper presents a model of provocation in a federation, where the local government triggers an insurgency with a view to acquire the control of some economic assets with the help of the central government. Some econometric support for this model is found using data on the Naxalite conflict that affects eight states of India. The tests performed control for endogeneity of the local government’s police force interventions. They suggest that the latter are meant to amplify the violent activity of the insurgents, with a view to lure the central government to intervene and to help clear the ground for exploiting mineral deposits lying under the land of tribal people.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in its series TSE Working Papers with number 13-406.
Date of creation: May 2013
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Publication status: Published in Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, vol.�20, n°2, avril 2014, p.�245-266.
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- Azam Jean-Paul, 2014. "The Birth of a Democracy: Homegrown Bicameralism in Somaliland," Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 20(2), pages 22, April.
- Azam, Jean-Paul, 2013. "The Birth of a Democracy: Homegrown Bicameralism in Somaliland," IDEI Working Papers 779, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
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- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
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