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Provoking Insurgency in a Federal State: Theory and Application to India

Azam, Jean-Paul and Bhatia, Kartika (2012) Provoking Insurgency in a Federal State: Theory and Application to India. TSE Working Paper, n. 12-316

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This paper presents a model of provocation in a federation, where the local government triggers an insurgency with a view to acquire the control of some economic
assets with the help of the central government. Some econometric support for this model is found using data on the Naxalite conflict that affects eight states of India. The tests performed
control for endogeneity of the local government’s police force interventions. They suggest that the latter are meant to amplify the violent activity of the insurgents, with a view to lure
the central government to intervene and to help clear the ground for exploiting mineral deposits lying under the land of tribal people.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: August 2012
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:28
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 23:01
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