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Reader riposte: Insurgents and bikies



19 July 2010 10:30

Marcus Burke, a Masters student at Monash University, writes:

Re: the post, 'Taliban and Hells Angels: Same difference', it reminded me of a paper by Paul Collier where he analysed rebel/ insurgent groups as criminal gangs, but criminal gangs with good funding. He then looked at sources of that funding and hence risk factors for countries, which included dependence on primary commodity exports, low average incomes, slow growth, and large diasporas. Interesting reading.

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