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What is a civil war? : a critical review of its definition and (econometric) consequences (English)

The authors argue that the academic literature, both qualitative and quantitative, has mislabeled most episodes of large-scale violence in Africa as civil wars; these episodes better fit our concept of regional war complexes. ... See More +

Journal Article 112506 AUG 01, 2013

Gersovitz,Mark; Kriger,Norma Jean Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 28 (2) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 113055 AUG 01, 2013

Ravallion,Martin; Gersovitz,Mark; Kriger,Norma Jean; Serve´n,Luis; Nguyen,ha; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lugo,Maria Ana; Acharya,Arnab; Vellakkal,Sukumar; Taylor,Fiona; Masset,Edoardo; Satija,Ambika; Burke,Margaret; Ebrahim,Sha; E. Baez,Javier; Kronick,Dorothy; D. Mason,Andrew Disclosed

What is a civil war ? a critical review of its definition and (econometric) consequences (English)

The authors argue that the academic literature, both qualitative and quantitative, has mislabeled most episodes of large-scale violence in Africa as civil war; these episodes better fit their concept of regional war complexes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6397 APR 01, 2013

Gersovitz, Mark; Kriger, Norma Disclosed