Land inequality and conflict in Latin America in the twentieth century

Peter Sandholt Jensen, Tony Vittrup Sørensen

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Resumé

In this paper, we study the association between land inequality and civil conflict using a panel of 18 Latin American countries spanning the twentieth century. We find a statistically significant relationship between land inequality and civil conflict onset. This finding is consistent with the ‘land maldistribution hypothesis’ and the view that inequality is important for understanding conflict in Latin America. It is also consistent with recent theories of conflict and the model of revolution applied by Acemoglu and Robinson in their work on political transitions.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDefence and Peace Economics
Vol/bind23
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)77-94
ISSN1024-2694
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

Fingeraftryk

Latin America
twentieth century
20th century
Civil conflict
Latin American countries
Political transition

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