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


“Ethnic groups with customary institutions with larger selectorates are less likely to be involved in communal conflicts than other groups.”


Hypothesis was only significant for 2 out of 7 models accounting for control and dummy variables.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logistic regressionMarginally supportedp<.1 (model 1.5 & 1.6)UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Selectorate sizeIndependentCommunity Councils, Territorial Hierarchy
Communal conflictDependentIngroup Antagonisms, Warfare