The Greed And Grievance Hypothesis

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Another question that arose from the greed and grievance hypothesis is its observed disregard of the seeming varying motives and nature of conflicts. The argument presents that this thesis ignores the fact that some conflict do have political reasons for their preliminary occurrence and with the seizure of resources by combatants over time, it changes the motive of the conflict into an economic one (Ballentine and Nitzschke, 2003). According to Ballentine and Nitzschke, this has rendered the findings of Collier and Hoeffler as less convincing because of procedural complications related to the ascertainment of the economic and political motivation for a

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