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Ethnic polarization and the duration of civil wars


  • Jose Montalvo
  • Marta Reynal-Querol



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  • Jose Montalvo & Marta Reynal-Querol, 2010. "Ethnic polarization and the duration of civil wars," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 123-143, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:11:y:2010:i:2:p:123-143 DOI: 10.1007/s10101-010-0077-8

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    4. Matija Kovacic & Claudio Zoli, 2013. "Ethnic Distribution, Effective Power and Conflict," Working Papers 294, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
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    8. Gustavo Javier Canavire-Bacarreza & Michael Jetter & Alejandra Montoya-Agudelo, 2016. "Polarized Education Levels and Civil War," CESifo Working Paper Series 6267, CESifo Group Munich.
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