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Networks information in the civil wars

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  • Fernando Estrada, Fernando

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The aim of this paper is to interpret the relationships between information networks and the civil wars (Colombia). Over a period of paramilitary violence networks of informants were used with a strategic purpose. In fact, the paramilitaries were preparing each slaughter counting information previously learned between the inhabitants of the town. For these reasons, it is shown that information is a key phenomenon to understand civil wars. Moreover, as demonstrated in this work is the evolution of the slaughter in the civil wars as a result of rumor and information.

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  • Fernando Estrada, Fernando, 2014. "Networks information in the civil wars," MPRA Paper 21644, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21644
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    1. Paul Collier & Anke Hoeffler, 2002. "Greed and Grievance in Civil War," Economics Series Working Papers WPS/2002-01, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
    2. Estrada, Fernando, 2005. "Estado mínimo, agencias de protección y control territorial
      [Minimum State, control agencies and Territorial protection]
      ," MPRA Paper 20172, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 20 Jan 2010.
    3. Elster, Jon, 1996. "Rationality and the Emotions," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 106(438), pages 1386-1397, September.
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    Keywords

    Civil wars; massacres; paramilitary; information; rumors; Colombia; communication.;

    JEL classification:

    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions
    • H7 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
    • D89 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Other
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation

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