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Roberto Ricciuti and Jacopo Costa
 
''State capacity, manufacturing and civil conflict''
( 2010, Vol. 30 No.4 )
 
 
In this note we empirically analyze the link between state capacity and civil conflict via the manufacturing sector, which is the source of wealth for emerging new elite interested in obtaining political representation, and is the outcome of a new political equilibrium more in tune with capital accumulation. This raises the cost of civil conflict, reducing its probability of occurrence. We find evidence in favor of our hypothesis in a panel of African countries.
 
 
Keywords: civil conflict, manufacturing, state capacity, fragile states, Africa.
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
O1 - Economic Development: General
 
Manuscript Received : Nov 04 2010 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 15 2010

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