Partitioning a state after civil war ens has been debated by political scientists and policy makers. It is believed that partition is the most favorable solution to a civil war because the fighting groups will not have tol ive together in the future, hence pro...

The article argues that ethnic fractionalization does not play a decisive role in civil war onset. The author argues that including ethnic fractionalization as an independent variable in a research design is not appropriate because its effect is not direct, bu...