Civil War and Social Cohesion: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence from Nepal

We study effects of wartime violence on social cohesion in the context of Nepal's 10-year civil war. We begin with the observation that violence increased levels of collective action like voting and community organization—a finding consistent with other recent studies of postconflict societies....

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Volume: 58
Main Author: Michael J. Gilligan
Benjamin J. Pasquale
Cyrus Samii
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc 01.07.2014
published in: American journal of political science Vol. 58; no. 3; pp. 604 - 619
Data of publication: 20140701
ISSN: 0092-5853
EISSN: 1540-5907
Discipline: Political Science
Bibliography: editor, and seminar participants at New York University, Stony Brook University, Yale University, University of California‐Los Angeles, and University of California‐San Diego. This research is approved under institutional review board protocols at Columbia University (IRB‐AAAD8673) and New York University (HS‐7168). Replication data and supporting materials are available from
This research was funded by a grant from the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden. We thank Ashik KC, Shristi Khadka, Asish Subedi, and Anuj Tiwari for excellent field research assistance, Kristine Eck for providing the compiled INSEC violence data set, and New Era Nepal for their assistance in data collection. We received valuable comments from David Laitin, Leonid Peisakhin, three anonymous reviewers, the
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