(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

How ethnicity conditions the effect of oil and gas on civil conflict : a spatial analysis of Africa from 1990 to 2010

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, ALLEMAGNE


This article investigates whether natural resource endowments, specifically oil and gas, and thepolitical status of ethnic groups interact to increase or decrease armed conflict risk. Based on data from Africa (1990-2010), it founds that there is very clear and strong evidence for a conditioning effect for groups with a monopoly over national-level political institutions. Oil and gas in grid cells with powerful, nationally represented groups reduce conflict risk, while otherwise increasing the probability of violent conflict onset


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 38 [pp. 1-11]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 2 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.10.001

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