This article shows that the statistical correlation between poverty and violence during the conflict in Nepal (1996–2006) is unlikely to be explained by grievances or low opportunity costs among the poor, but is better explained by considering the rebels’ strategy. This underscores the importance of validating arguments from statistical studies.
Research Article| April 01 2018
Recruitment and Violence in Nepal’s Civil War: Microstudies under the Microscope
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (2): 261–280.
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Kristine Eck; Recruitment and Violence in Nepal’s Civil War: Microstudies under the Microscope. Asian Survey 1 April 2018; 58 (2): 261–280. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.2.261
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