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The Dynamics of Conflict in Southern Thailand

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  • Engvall, Anders

    () (Stockholm China Economic Research Institute)

  • Andersson, Magnus

    () (Malmö University)

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The prolonged insurgency in Southern Thailand has claimed thousands of victims since the outbreak of major violence in 2004. Drawing on a unique data-set covering all violent incidents since 2004, a hot spot analysis shows that the bulk of the violence is concentrated in clusters of sub-districts forming hotbeds of conflict. Drivers of conflict are identified through a comparative analysis of the hotspots of violence with less violent areas. The analysis shows that identity manifested in language use and religious practices influence the prevalence and patterns of violence instead of international borders, infrastructure, and physical geography.

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  • Engvall, Anders & Andersson, Magnus, 2014. "The Dynamics of Conflict in Southern Thailand," Stockholm School of Economics Asia Working Paper Series 2014-33, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm China Economic Research Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:hascer:2014-033
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    Keywords

    Economics of conflict; Thailand; Southeast Asia; Spatial analysis;

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    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions

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