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Polarization and Political Violence
extreme bounds analysis
We explore the implications of a new notion of inequality --- polarization --- for the incidence and level of political violence. A society is said to be polarized when its members can be classified into different clusters, with each cluster being similar in terms of the attributes of its members (intra--group homogeneity) but with different clusters having members with dissimilar attributes (inter--group heterogeneity). The notion of polarization provides an important conceptual breakthrough in understanding inequality in societies because a society may be facing a decrease (increase) in inequality while at the same time experiencing an increase (decrease) in polarization. We conduct empirical analysis on a large sample of countries to demonstrate the positive link between polarization and political violence. In contrast, traditional measures of inequality perform poorly with the introduction of polarization in the model specification. Additionally, we conduct global sensitivity analysis to explore the robustness of the polarization measure to reasonable changes in the conditioning information set.