The spread of civil war

Maarten Bosker, Joppe de Ree 18 January 2012

a

A

With the publication of last year’s World Bank Development Report (2011) that focuses entirely on the role of conflict in the development process, the World Bank has put conflict at centre stage in the international economic development debate.

a

A

Topics:  Development

Tags:  civil war, violence, spillover

Votes and violence

Paul Collier, Pedro C. Vicente 06 February 2009

a

A

Elections are supposed to provide both accountability and legitimacy. Yet recent African elections have ranged from the grotesque (Zimbabwe), through the dirty (Nigeria and Kenya), to a clean change of regime (Ghana). Does the conduct of elections matter and, if so, what is going on?

a

A

Topics:  Development

Tags:  elections, violence, Nigeria

Do conflicts cause poverty, or vice-versa?

Raymond Fisman, Edward Miguel 29 November 2008

a

A

Understanding the tangled web of cause and effect that potentially links poverty and violence is a task that has long stymied social scientists. Does war cause poverty, or vice-versa?

a

A

Topics:  Development

Tags:  Poverty, violence, instrumental variable, economic deprivation

Economic gangsters

Raymond Fisman interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam,

Date Published

Fri, 11/14/2008

a

A

See Also

Futher information on Economic Gansters here.

a

A

Topics

Development Institutions and economics Politics and economics
Tags
Corruption, Poverty, violence
MP3 File Details

Listen

Unfortunately the file could not be found.

Open in a pop-up window Open in a pop-up window

Download

Download MP3 File (5.7 MB)

MP3 File Size

5.7 MB

MP3 RSS File Size

5912264

MP3 Length (Minutes)

12

MP3 Length (Seconds)

16

Poverty and civil wars

Simeon Djankov , Marta Reynal-Querol 29 October 2008

a

A

Differences in per capita income have received considerable attention in the oratory on civil wars. The UN Millennium Project, Investing in Development: Practical Plans to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (2005) notes, for example:

a

A

Topics:  Development

Tags:  Poverty, civil wars, violence