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Title:Island microstates and political contention: an exploratory analysis of Cape Verde and Comoros
Author:Rich, Timothy S.
Year:2008
Periodical:African and Asian Studies
Volume:7
Issue:2-3
Pages:217-233
Language:English
Geographic terms:Cape Verde
Comoros
Subjects:islands
protest
political systems
economic conditions
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/156921008X318745
Abstract:Micro-States, and especially island micro-States, are routinely absent in cross-national studies of political contention, despite several structural conditions that seem to make anti-State action more likely in these countries. Through a structured comparative analysis of two African island micro-States, Cape Verde and Comoros, this paper uncovers correlations between structural and institutional conditions and levels of political contention. While several structural factors may make contention more probable in island micro-States, the analysis suggests that four variables, international aid, representative institutions, emigration opportunities, and political stability, are correlated with levels of contention. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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