Date of Award

Summer 7-14-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Carrie Manning

Second Advisor

Dr. Denise Donnelly

Third Advisor

Dr. Charles Hankla

Abstract

The effects of unemployment on the genesis of civil conflict are examined as both a social and economic factor, with particular emphasis on civil conflict in ethnically heterogeneous nations. A logit statistical analysis of a data set indicates that increased unemployment rates do contribute to the onset of civil conflict.

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