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The effects of regime cooptation on the geographical distribution of violence : evidence from the Syrian civil war / Alexander De Juan and André Bank
VerfasserJuan, Alexander de In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Alexander de Juan ; Bank, André In Wikipedia suchen nach André Bank
ErschienenHamburg : GIGA, 2013 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
AnbieterHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
UmfangOnline-Ressource (Text, 46 S., 922 kB) : graph. Darst., Kt.
SerieGIGA working papers ; 222
SchlagwörterBürgerkrieg in Syrien In Wikipedia suchen nach Bürgerkrieg in Syrien / Gewalt In Wikipedia suchen nach Gewalt / Räumliche Verteilung In Wikipedia suchen nach Räumliche Verteilung / Online-Publikation In Wikipedia suchen nach Online-Publikation
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-76601 Persistent Identifier (URN)
The effects of regime cooptation on the geographical distribution of violence [0.9 mb]
Is violent opposition less likely to occur in subnational regions that have been treated preferentially by the respective country's ruling elite? Many authoritarian regimes try to secure political support by providing critical segments of the population with privileged access to economic or political rents. This study is interested in the effects of this strategy. Our empirical analysis is based on crowdsourcing data on the number and geospatial distribution of fatalities in the Syrian civil war. We also use satellite images of the earth at night to measure spatial variations in access to electricity across Syrian subdistricts; these data are complemented with information from the last Syrian population census. Estimations of fixed-effects logit models confirm the hypothesis that the risk of violence has been lower in subdistricts that had been favored by the ruling regime in terms of preferential access to electricity in times of power shortages. -- regime cooptation ; geographical distribution of violence ; Syria ; civil war ; crowdsourcing data ; nightlights