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Preparing for Genocide: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Rwanda
Stockholm School of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
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Abstract [en]

How do political elites prepare the civilian population for participation in violent conflict? We empirically investigate this question using village-level data from the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. Every Saturday before 1994, Rwandan villagers had to meet to work on community infrastructure, a practice called Umuganda. This practice was highly politicized and, in the years before the genocide, regularly used for spreading political propaganda. To establish causality, we exploit cross-sectional variation in meeting intensity induced by exogenous weather fluctuations. We find that an additional rainy Saturday resulted in a five percent lower civilian participation rate in genocide violence. These results pass a number of indirect tests of the exclusion restriction as well as other robustness checks and placebo tests.

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Uppsala, 2015. , 40 p.
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Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2015:1
Keyword [en]
Conflict, Rainfall
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242293OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-242293DiVA: diva2:783070
Note

Originally published 2015-01-23 with the title Preparing for Genocide: Community Work in Rwanda.

Revised edition with the title Preparing for Genocide: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Rwanda published 2017-04-27.

Available from: 2015-01-23 Created: 2015-01-23 Last updated: 2017-04-27Bibliographically approved

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