Which groups fight? Customary institutions and communal conflicts in Africa

Journal of Peace Research Vol/Iss. 55(4) SAGE Publications Published In Pages: 415-429
By Wig, Tore, Kromrey, Daniela


“Groups with formal customary institutions are less likely to be involved in communal conflicts than other groups”.


Hypothesis remained significant with all control and dummy variables (pastoralism, political power status, economic inequality, population size, and number of politically relevant years).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logistic regressionSupportedp< .05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN