Political Systems, Resource Distribution and Civil War (Politiska system, resursfördelning och inbördeskrig)

Project Leader Magnus Öberg, PhD, Assistant Professor

Project Period

2003 -

Other Project Employees

Erik Melander, PhD, Assistant Professor

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to investigate empirically and theoretically the connections between political system, resource distribution, and the risk of civil war.

Publications

Magnus Öberg & Kaare Strøm eds. (2008) Governance, Resources and Civil Conflict. London: Routledge.

Eck, Kristine, Bethany Lacina & Magnus Öberg (2008). “Civil Conflict in the Contemporary World” with, in Resources, Governance Structures, and Civil Conflict, Magnus Öberg & Kaare Ström eds., London: Routledge

Melander, Erik (2005). “Gender Equality and Intrastate Armed Conflict,” International Studies Quarterly 49(4):695-714.

Melander, Erik (2005). “Political Gender Equality and State Human Rights Abuse,” Journal of Peace Research 42(5):149-66..

Other Project Activities, Workshops

Magnus Öberg & Kaare Strøm (UCSD) co-directors. Workshop on "Resources, Governance Structures, and Civil War" for the 2004 Joint Sessions of Workshops at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

Working Group on Governance and Peace (WG4 – CSCW).

Meeting August 15-16, 2003. Working Group on Governance and Peace (WG4 – CSCW). Inaugural meeting, February 8, 2003.

Conference presentations

Erik Melander & Magnus Öberg. Quality of Government and Civil War. Paper presented at the quality of Government Conference at Göteborg University, Göteborg, November 17-19, 2005.

Magnus Öberg. “Signaling and Self-Selection. The Escalation of Ethnic Conflict to War.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Working Group on Governance and Peace (WG4), February 8, 2003.

Erik Melander. “Gender Equality and State Human Rights Behavior: The impact of women in parliament on personal integrity abuse.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Working Group on Governance and Peace (WG4), August 15-16, 2003.

Main Financial Support

Cooperation with the Center for the Study of Civil War (CSCW), PRIO, Norway.

Useful Links

Center for the Study of Civil War