"VOLUME 1: Africa
Europe, Central Asia, and Other Regions
""This is a superb manuscript, and one that will become a standard reference in the field for students of conflict and civil war.""
-Robert Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University
The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the ""greed"" versus ""grievance"" debate.
The authors systematically apply the Collier-Hoeffler model to 15 countries in 6 different regions of the world, using a comparative case study methodology to revise and expand upon economic models of civil war. The book concludes that the ""greed"" versus ""grievance"" debate should be abandoned for a more complex model that considers greed and grievance as inextricably fused motives for civil war. "
VOLUME 2. EUROPE? CENTRAL ASIA? AND OTHER REGIONS: The Collier-Hoeffler model of civil war onset and the case study project research design/ Paul Collier, Anke Hoeffler, and Nicholas Sambanis -- Resources and rebellion in Aceh, Indonesia / Michael L. Ross -- The Lebanese Civil War, 1975-90 / Samir Makdisi and Richard Sadaka -- Crime, violence, and political conflict in Russia / Yuri Andrienko and Louise Shelley -- Conflict, violence, and crime in Columbia / Rabio Sanchez, Andres Solimano, and Michel Formisano -- The "troubles" of Northern Ireland : civil conflict in an economically well-developed state / Douglas Woodwell -- Bosnia's Civil War : origins and violence dynamics / Stathis N. Kalyvas and Nicholas Sambanis -- Greed and grievance diverted : how Macedonia avoided civil war, 1990-2001 / Michael S. Lund -- Civil wars in the Caucasus / Christoph Zurcher, Pavel Baev, and Jan Koehler -- Using case studies to refine and expand the theory of civil war / Nicholas Sambanis.