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

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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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  • Nicholas Sambanis, 2002. "A Review of Recent Advances and Future Directions in the Quantitative Literature on Civil War," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(3), pages 215-243.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:13:y:2002:i:3:p:215-243
    DOI: 10.1080/10242690210976
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