Attitude Formation in Civil War

We draw on multiple survey experiments to measure civilian attitudes toward combatants in Afghanistan. Taken together, these projects have investigated four different drivers of these attitudes: (1) coethnicity; (2) exposure to violence; (3) receipt of economic assistance; and (4) sudden security “shocks” in the form of ISAF base closures. The FieldLab is currently invested in efforts to demonstrate how survey data can be used to predict survey violence and how panel data can be used to track changes over time in Afghanistan.

Relevant Research

“Can Civilian Attitudes Predict Civil War Violence?” With Kosuke Imai and Kentaro Hirose. pdf.

“Coethnic Bias and Wartime Informing.” With Kosuke Imai and Yuki Shiraito. pdf.

“Comparing and Combining List and Endorsement Experiments: Evidence from Afghanistan.” American Journal of Political Science, 58:4 (October 2014), 1043-1063. With Graeme Blair and Kosuke Imai. pdf 

“Explaining Support for Combatants in Wartime: A Survey Experiment in Afghanistan.” American Political Science Review, 107:4 (November 2013). With Graeme Blair and Kosuke Imai. pdf




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