Risk, uncertainty, and violence in eastern Africa: a regional comparison

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 24 Published In Pages: 33-58
By Ember, Carol R., Adem, Teferi, Skoggard, Ian


This article examines resource problems and warfare in a sample of societies from eastern Africa. The frequency and predictability of resource problems are examined, as are two other dimensions of warfare: resource-taking and commission of atrocities. Differences between state and nonstate societies, as well as pacified and non-pacified societies, are also examined and shown to affect associations between resource and warfare variables.


The cases in this study are all from the eastern region of Africa.

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