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Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances

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Globalisation and Conflicts: A Theoretical Approach

Bonginkosi Mamba, André C Jordaan and Matthew Clance
This paper is aimed at providing insights into the interplay between globalisation and conflicts through a theoretical literature review. The motivation is drawn from a large number of debates advocating globalisation as being a double edged sword. The main argument is drawn from the Liberal...
Aug 2015
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A Dream Deferred: the Microfoundations of Direct Political Action in Pre- and Post-democratization South Africa

Biniam Bedasso
Persistent protests might endanger the stability of young democracies because the economic legacies of the old autocratic regimes tend to outlive their political structures. This paper seeks to explore the micro-level predictors of protest potential in South Africa before and after the end of...
Nov 2014
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The social and political case for promoting economic growth and broad-based innovation in South Africa

Biniam Egu Bedasso
Popular protest in South Africa has increased sharply in recent years to the extent that it now seems to have pervaded the floor of parliament. In post-apartheid South Africa, economic slowdown is found to be a precursor of a rise in public protest. Young people are more ready than other age groups...
Nov 2014
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Don’t Make War, Make Elections. Franchise Extension and Violence in XIXth-Century Colombia

Leopoldo Fergusson and Juan F. Vargas
This paper studies the effect of strengthening democracy, as captured by an increase in voting rights, on the incidence of violent civil conflict in nineteenth-century Colombia. Empirically studying the relationship between democracy and conflict is challenging, not only because of conceptual...
Mar 2013
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Ethnic Solidarity and the Individual Determinants of Ethnic Identification

Thomas Bossuroy
This paper examines the individual determinants of ethnic identification using large sample surveys (about 30,000 respondents) representative of seven capitals of West-African countries. A small model that relates ethnic identification to an investment in ethnic capital suggests that individuals...
Sep 2011
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