The following article presents a series of hy- potheses to analyze the possible transitions between protest and civil war and their relation to inequality. To do so, the article presents an analysis on the emergence of protests and its re- lation with the increase in inequality across the world. This increase in inequality can in fact lead to social unrest, instability and in some cases facilitate the emergence of future armed conflicts. Thus this scenario of increased in- equality presents different possible trajectories: 1) protest generated by inequality can escalate into civil conflicts and civil war, or 2) protest generated by inequality can facilitate processes of participation and democratic consolidation. The possibility of either of these transitions taking place is defined by the structural condi tions that define the interactions between pro- testors and authorities in particular settings.

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Keywords Inequality, horizontal inequality, Vertical inequality, protest, civil wars, inequidad, inequidad horizontal, inequidad vertical, protestas, guerra civil
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.18601/16577558.n26.03, hdl.handle.net/1765/124404
Journal OASIS
Citation
Díaz, F.A, Sr. (2017). Inequality, Social Protests and Civil War. OASIS, (26), 25–39. doi:10.18601/16577558.n26.03