Don't Make War, Make Elections. Franchise Extension and Violence in XIXth-Century Colombia


  • Working Papers Economic Research Southern Africa


  • This paper studies the effect of strengthening democracy, as captured by an increase in voting rights, on the incidence of violent civil conflict in nineteenth-century Colombia. Empirically studying the relationship between democracy and conflict is challenging, not only because of conceptual problems in de ning and measuring democracy, but also because political institutions and violence

fecha de publicación

  • 2013

Líneas de investigación

  • Civil Conflict
  • Colombia
  • Democracy


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