Bezemer, Dirk J and Jong-A-Pin, Richard (2008): World on Fire? Democracy, Globalization and Ethnic Violence.
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Recent studies suggest that democracy and globalization lead to ethnic hatred and violence in countries with a rich ethnic minority. We examine the thesis by Chua (2003) that democratization and globalization lead to ethnic violence in the presence of a market-dominant minority. We use different data sets to measure market dominant minorities and employ panel fixed effects regressions for a sample of 107 countries over the period 1984-2003. Our model contains two-way and three-way interactions to examine under which conditions democracy and globalization increase violence. We find no evidence for a worldwide Chua effect, but we do find support for Chua’s thesis for Sub-Saharan Africa.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||World on Fire? Democracy, Globalization and Ethnic Violence|
|Keywords:||Globalization, Democracy, Ethnic Violence, Market-dominant minorities|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D74 - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J15 - Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination
|Depositing User:||Dirk J Bezemer|
|Date Deposited:||06. Feb 2008 14:52|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 17:52|
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