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Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

Editor-in-Chief: Caruso, Raul

Ed. by Böhmelt, Tobias / Bove, Vincenzo / Kibris, Arzu / Sekeris, Petros

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Volume 21, Issue 4 (Dec 2015)

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How Free Media Protects Energy Infrastructure?

Oleg Polivin
Published Online: 2015-09-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0021

Abstract

Modern warfare is often indirect: rebel groups are normally too weak to fight the state’s army in an open conflict, while the main problem of the government is to find the hideout of the rebels or identify their supporters. In this paper, I argue that if communication channels like free media are missing, rebel groups choose to attack the energy infrastructure. Empirical evidence reveals that countries with freer media experience less attacks against their energy infrastructure.

Keywords: civil war; terrorism; energy infrastructure; media freedom

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Corresponding author: Oleg Polivin, Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France, E-mail:


Published Online: 2015-09-03

Published in Print: 2015-12-01


Citation Information: Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, ISSN (Online) 1554-8597, ISSN (Print) 1079-2457, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0021.

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