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Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Voors, Maarten; van der Windt, Peter ; Papaioannou, Kostadis LU and Bulte, Erwin (2017) In Journal of Development Studies 53(2). p.278-294
Abstract
We empirically investigate the role of natural resources, and governance in explaining variation in the intensity of conflict during the 1991–2002 civil war in Sierra Leone. As a proxy for governance quality we exploit exogenous variation in political competition at the level of the chieftaincy. As a proxy for resources we use data on the location of pre-war mining sites. Our main result is that neither governance nor resources robustly explains the onset or duration of violence during the civil war in Sierra Leone.
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0022-0388
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10.1080/00220388.2016.1160068
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1160068},
  volume       = {53},
  year         = {2017},
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