Conflict-Induced IDPs and the Spread of Conflict

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Heidrun Bohnet

University of Geneva

Fabien Cottier

University of Geneva

Simon Hug

University of Geneva - Department of Political Science and International Relations

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Recent scholarship has started to find more and more evidence that refugees in their plight also contribute to the spread of conflict across borders. Relatively little is known, however, about whether internally displaced persons (IDPs) lead through similar mechanisms to the spread of conflict domestically. Drawing on a novel geographic dataset on IDP location and IDP origin we assess this question and find that similar mechanisms operate at the domestic level as those that recent research has shown to link refugees to cross-border conflict spread.

Keywords: conflict, civil war, migration, IDPs

Suggested Citation

Bohnet, Heidrun and Cottier, Fabien and Hug, Simon, Conflict-Induced IDPs and the Spread of Conflict (2012). EPSA 2013 Annual General Conference Paper 912. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2225224

Heidrun Bohnet

University of Geneva ( email )

40 bd Pont d'Arve
Geneva, CH 1211
Switzerland

Fabien Cottier

University of Geneva

Simon Hug (Contact Author)

University of Geneva - Department of Political Science and International Relations ( email )

40 boulevard du Pont d'Arve
Genève 4, CH-1211
Switzerland

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