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dc.contributor.authorStrüver, Georgen_US
dc.contributor.authorWegenast, Timen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-08T09:33:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-08T09:33:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47727-
dc.description.abstractAccording to conventional wisdom, strategic natural resources like oil are harmful to international peace. Nonetheless, there is little empirical quantitative work on the link between resource abundance and interstate conflicts. Analyzing the impact of oil on militarized interstate disputes on a monadic level of analysis, this paper shows that oil in fact influences the conflict potential between countries. Results of logistic regressions suggest that a high absolute oil production is associated with an increased risk of dispute initiation. Per capita oil production, in contrast, does not seem to influence a country's propensity to start militarized conflicts. We also find that while very small oil-rich countries are more frequently the object of military actions, large oil producers seem to be generally spared from foreign attacks. We conclude that specific causal mechanisms such as an increased military capacity or the indulgence of the international community (rather than domestic political conditions inherent to the rentier state) might be particularly useful to explain our findings.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherGIGA Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGIGA working papers 162en_US
dc.subject.jelF51en_US
dc.subject.jelQ34en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.keywordoilen_US
dc.subject.keywordmilitarized interstate disputesen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational conflictsen_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural resourcesen_US
dc.subject.stwErdölvorkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitischer Konflikten_US
dc.subject.stwErdölförderungen_US
dc.subject.stwRüstungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleEx oleo bellare? The impact of oil on the outbreak of militarized interstate disputesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn656632089en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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