Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

David Cunningham

Abstract

The field of civil conflict research focuses on how the structural features of states influence the odds of civil war occurring. This thesis discusses the impact that independence leaders and their reputations have on the likelihood of civil war incidence. Using data for every post-independence leader in Africa until 2004, I find that independence leaders are significantly less likely to experience civil war than a non independence leader in any given year, all else being equal.

Copyright Owner

Nathan John Combes

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

63 pages

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