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Title: Explaining Maoist control and level of civil conflict in Nepal
Authors: Hatlebakk, Magnus
Keywords: Civil war
Data issues
Nepal
Jel codes:
D74
I32
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 2009: 10
Abstract: Does poverty or inequality explain the Maoist insurgency in Nepal? In contrast to previous studies we limit the analysis to the hill/mountain districts of Nepal as very few terai (plains) districts are classified as Maoist. And we conduct separate analyses for Maoist control and level of conflict. We find that income poverty and land-inequality are main determinants of Maoist influence, while the less visible income inequality is not so important. We also demonstrate that previous findings by Murshed and Gates (2005), where landlessness appears to be important, are due to two outliers that are the core Maoist districts. Without the outliers landlessness is negatively, and not positively, correlated with Maoist influence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/432
ISBN: 978-82-8062-376-8
ISSN: 1890-5048
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