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Does youth resentment matter in understanding the surge of extremist violence in Burkina Faso?

Abstract

The paper aims to highlight the impact of youth resentment on violent conflicts in Burkina Faso. This work takes advantage of one of the latest nationwide UNICEF-sponsored surveys conducted in Burkina Faso before some parts of the country became inaccessible because of attacks. Among other information, this survey collected data on youth resentment towards the ability of their household to fulfill their needs. This resentment is closely related to perceived relative deprivation. We merge this survey into an original dataset that gathers data from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), mining data from the MINEX project, and distances data computed using Burkina Faso’s roads information. The results of an event count model show that youth resentment explains the occurrence of conflicts. Moreover, the presence of mining companies, the remoteness from infrastructures, ethnic diversity, and polarization also significantly affect violence against civilians.
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hal-02895898 , version 1 (10-07-2020)
hal-02895898 , version 2 (09-06-2021)
hal-02895898 , version 3 (01-02-2023)

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  • HAL Id : hal-02895898 , version 3

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Alexandra Tebkieta Tapsoba, Jean-Louis Combes, Pascale Combes Motel. Does youth resentment matter in understanding the surge of extremist violence in Burkina Faso?. 2023. ⟨hal-02895898v3⟩
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