Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Maarten Voors, Peter van der Windt, Kostadis J. Papaioannou, Erwin Bulte

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)278-294
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Development Studies
    Volume53
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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    Sierra Leone
    civil war
    governance
    resource
    violence
    resource use
    resources
    natural resource
    natural resources
    conflict

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    Voors, M., van der Windt, P., Papaioannou, K. J., & Bulte, E. (2017). Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War. Journal of Development Studies, 53(2), 278-294. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1160068

    Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War. / Voors, Maarten; van der Windt, Peter; Papaioannou, Kostadis J.; Bulte, Erwin.

    In: Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 53, No. 2, 01.02.2017, p. 278-294.

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    Voors, M, van der Windt, P, Papaioannou, KJ & Bulte, E 2017, 'Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War', Journal of Development Studies, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 278-294. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1160068
    Voors, Maarten ; van der Windt, Peter ; Papaioannou, Kostadis J. ; Bulte, Erwin. / Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War. In: Journal of Development Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 53, No. 2. pp. 278-294.
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