A Conflict Model of Tribal Separatism and Oppression
32 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2006
Date Written: February 2006
Ethnic and other forms of tribal conflict have been extensively studied, but not within the economic model of conflict. The paper develops and empirically tests a model in which a dominant group chooses the division of jointly produced income, and a subservient group then allocates its resources between joint and separate production. Free trade among members of a society is argued to be an important determinant of the amount of intertribal cooperation.
Keywords: ethnicity conflict religion
JEL Classification: D74, J15, J7
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