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A Review of Recent Advances and Future Directions in the Quantitative Literature on Civil War

  • Nicholas Sambanis
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    This paper reviews the booming literature on civil war. It presents the major theoretical perspectives and key empirical results on the determinants of civil war. The paper identifies controversies in the field and suggests ways to improve and organize our research. The conclusion outlines possible future directions for research on civil wars.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Defence and Peace Economics.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 215-243

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:13:y:2002:i:3:p:215-243
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    8. Fearon, James D., 1995. "Rationalist explanations for war," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 49(03), pages 379-414, June.
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