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How does cultural distance shape conflict?


Published 10.04.24

How does cultural distance affect the prevalence of ethnic civil conflict and conflict-related sexual violence?

Read "Cultural Distance and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence" by Eleonora Guarnieri and Ana Tur-Prats here and "Cultural Distance and Ethnic Civil Conflict" by Eleonora Guarnieri here.

In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Eleonora Guarnieri discusses her research on how cultural distance shapes the prevalence of, and conduct during, conflict. In the first part of the episode, Eleonora discusses evidence that sexual violence during armed conflicts is driven by cultural differences regarding the roles of women and men in society. Eleonora then discusses more recent work highlighting the role of cultural distance in civil conflict in Africa.