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Title:Spatial horizontal inequality and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal PDF Logo
Authors:Murshed, S. Mansoob
Gates, Scott
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2004/43
Abstract:The Maoist insurgency in Nepal is one of the highest intensity internal conflicts in recent times. Investigation into the causes of the conflict would suggest that grievance rather than greed is the main motivating force. The concept of horizontal or inter-group inequality, with both an ethnic and caste dimension, is highly relevant in explaining the Nepalese civil war. There is also a spatial aspect to the conflict, which is most intense in the most disadvantaged areas in terms of human development indicators and land holdings. Using the intensity of conflict (fatalities) as the dependent variable and HDI indicators and landlessness as explanatory variables, we find that the intensity of conflict across the districts of Nepal is significantly explained by the degree of inequalities. – Nepal ; Maoist insurgency ; spatial inequality ; horizontal inequality
JEL:D30
D74
R11
ISBN:9291906328
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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