Natural Disasters and the Risk of Violent Civil Conflict
Source: International Studies Quarterly 52, 1 (2008) 159-185, 2008
Author(s): Philip Nel and Marjolein Righarts
Does the occurrence of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, flood, hurricane, epidemic, heat wave, and/or plague increase the risk of violent civil conflict in a society? This study uses available data for 187 political units for the period 1950–2000 to systematically explore this question that...