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Old 06-15-2016   #190
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Default Fighting Insurgency With Politics: The Case of Bihar

A long Carnegie report. From the introduction:
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Poor and weak countries plagued by violence seem to face a chicken-and-egg problem: a lack of resources appears to constrain their ability to fight violence, while violence itself exacerbates poverty. Yet under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, was able to significantly reduce an insurgency that has plagued the region for over forty years. Bihar shows how particular political conditions cause states to be poor, weak, and violent—and how careful application of political tactics can reduce violence even in places with few resources and low state capacity.
Link:http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/06...-of-bihar/j1n0
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