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Explaining the demand for sovereignty (English)

Why do groups want to secede and where are we most likely to see demands for self-determination? This paper proposes an economic explanation whereby a tradeoff between income and sovereignty implies that, other things being equal, richer regions are more likely to want more autonomy and conflict arises due to a disparity between desired and actual levels of sovereignty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5888 NOV 01, 2011

Sambanis, Nicholas; Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Defence and peace economics : a review of recent advances and future directions in the quantitative literature on civil war (English)

Why is it important to study civil war? Five reasons have been suggested: 'civil war is widespread; it causes tremendous suffering; it almost always affects and involves neighboring states, thereby undermining regional stability; it often engages the interests of distant powers and international organizations; and efforts to deal with the problems posed by internal conflict are in the process of being reassessed by policymakers at the national level and in regional and international organizations'. ... See More +

Working Paper 63048 JUN 29, 2011

Sambanis, Nicholas Disclosed

Short- and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations (English)

In an earlier study Doyle and Sambanis (2000) showed that United Nations (UN) peace operations have made positive contributions to peace building in the short term, helping parties implement peace agreements. ... See More +

Journal Article 77567 JAN 01, 2008

Sambanis, Nicholas Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 22 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: post conflict transition: an overview, by Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi. Short-and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations, by Nicholas Sambanis. ... See More +

Publication 51345 JAN 01, 2008

Elbadawi, Ibrahim Ahmed; Sambanis, Nicholas; Keefer, Philip; Chen, Siyan; Loayza, Norman V.; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Adam, Christopher; Collier, Paul;; Davies, Victor A.B.; Kaltani, Linda; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Filmer, Deon; Glewwe, Paul; Dang, Hai-Anh Hoang; Disclosed

Short-term and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations (English)

Earlier studies have shown that United Nations peace operations make a positive contribution to peacebuilding efforts after civil wars. But do these effects carry over to the period after the peacekeepers leave? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4207 APR 01, 2007

Sambanis, Nicholas Disclosed

Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis : Africa (English)

The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the "greed" versus "grievance" debate. ... See More +

Publication 34411 AUG 22, 2005

Collier, Paul [editor]; Sambanis, Nicholas [editor] Disclosed

Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis (Vol. 2) : Europe, Central Asia, and other regions (English)

The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the "greed" versus "grievance" debate. ... See More +

Publication 34411 AUG 22, 2005

Collier, Paul [editor]; Sambanis, Nicholas [editor] Disclosed

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)

Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries, which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. ... See More +

Publication 26121 MAY 31, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas Spanish

Using case studies to expand the theory of civil war (English)

The Collier-Hoeffler (2000) model of civil war onset (henceforth called CH) has been very influential in shaping current research on the relationship between conflict and development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26670 MAY 01, 2003

Nicholas Sambanis

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy : Guerra civil y politicas de desarrollo (Spanish)

Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries, which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. ... See More +

Publication 26121 JAN 01, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas English Disclosed

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)

Most wars are now civil wars. Even though international wars attract enormous global attention, they have become infrequent and brief. Civil wars usually attract less attention, but they have become increasingly common and typically go on for years. ... See More +

Publication 56793 JAN 01, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas Disclosed

Preventing violent civil conflict: the scope and limits of government action (English)

In this paper, the author provides a review of the scope and limits for government and international action to prevent the outbreak of civil war. ... See More +

Working Paper 27843 JUL 22, 2002

Sambanis, Nicholas

Understanding civil war: a new agenda (English)

This paper is a summary of several papers written in regards to civil war in low-income countries. It draws several comparisons between the other papers and addresses the importance of understanding how civil wars develop. ... See More +

Working Paper 28129 DEC 13, 2001

Collier, Paul; Sambanis, Nicholas

Policies for building post-conflict peace (English)

Civil wars always end, but they usually restart. Globally, with the first ten years of the end of a conflict, 31 percent of them have resumed. African conflicts are even more prone to restart than the global average: half of African peace restorations last less than a decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 63049 OCT 01, 2001

Bigombe, Betty; Collier , Paul; Sambanis, Nicholas Disclosed

How much war will we see? Estimating the incidence of civil war in 161 countries (English)

Quantitative studies of civil war have focused either on war's onset, or its termination, producing important insights into these end points of the process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2533 JAN 31, 2001

Elbadawi, Ibrahim; Sambanis, Nicholas

Why are there so many civil wars in Africa? prevention of future conflicts and promotion of inter-group cooperation : Why are there so many civil wars in Africa? prevention of future conflicts and promotion of inter-group cooperation (English)

Contrary to popular belief, Africa's civil wars are not due to its ethnic and religious diversity. Using recently developed models of the overall prevalence of civil wars in 161 countries between 1960-1999, the authors draw lessons with special reference to Africa, showing that the relatively higher prevalence of war in Africa is not due to the ethno-linguistic fragmentation of its countries, but rather to high levels of poverty, failed political institutions, and economic dependence on natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 28130 DEC 01, 2000

Collier, Paul; Elbadawi, Ibrahim; Sambanis, Nicholas

External interventions and the duration of civil wars (English)

The authors combine an empirical model of external intervention, with a theoretical model of civil war duration. Their empirical model of intervention allows them to analyze civil war duration, using "expected" rather than "actual" external intervention as an explanatory variable in the duration model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2433 SEP 30, 2000

Elbadawi, Ibrahim A.; Sambanis, Nicholas

Ethnic partition as a solution to ethnic war - an empirical critique of the theoretical literature (English)

Some theorists of ethnic conflict argue that the physical separation of warring ethnic groups may be the only possible solution to civil war. Without territorial partition and (if needed) forced population movements, they argue, ethnic war cannot end and genocide is likely. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2208 OCT 31, 1999

Sambanis, Nicholas

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Explaining the demand for sovereignty (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5888 Policy Research Working Paper
Defence and peace economics : a review of recent advances and future directions in the quantitative literature on civil war (English)
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JUN 29, 2011 63048 Working Paper
Short- and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 77567 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 22 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 51345 Publication
Short-term and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations (English)
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APR 01, 2007 WPS4207 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis : Africa (English)
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AUG 22, 2005 34411 Publication
Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis (Vol. 2) : Europe, Central Asia, and other regions (English)
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AUG 22, 2005 34411 Publication
Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 26121 Publication Spanish
Using case studies to expand the theory of civil war (English)
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MAY 01, 2003 26670 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy : Guerra civil y politicas de desarrollo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2003 26121 Publication English
Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 56793 Publication
Preventing violent civil conflict: the scope and limits of government action (English)
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JUL 22, 2002 27843 Working Paper
Understanding civil war: a new agenda (English)
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DEC 13, 2001 28129 Working Paper
Policies for building post-conflict peace (English)
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OCT 01, 2001 63049 Working Paper
How much war will we see? Estimating the incidence of civil war in 161 countries (English)
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JAN 31, 2001 WPS2533 Policy Research Working Paper
Why are there so many civil wars in Africa? prevention of future conflicts and promotion of inter-group cooperation : Why are there so many civil wars in Africa? prevention of future conflicts and promotion of inter-group cooperation (English)
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DEC 01, 2000 28130 Working Paper
External interventions and the duration of civil wars (English)
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SEP 30, 2000 WPS2433 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethnic partition as a solution to ethnic war - an empirical critique of the theoretical literature (English)
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OCT 31, 1999 WPS2208 Policy Research Working Paper