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The historical roots of Politically-Motivated Rebellion: Evidence from the Irish Revolution (Irish Revolution)


The aim of the proposed project is to investigate whether radical historical events have a long-run impact in the decision to participate in a rebellion. In particular, we intend to test the impact of the Irish famine on the probability of joining the Irish Volunteers and the movement of independence in Ireland during the period 1913-1921. By combining different historical data sources I intend to identify the determinants of those WHO actively participated in the movement for Independence. We will test the hypothesis of the role of the Irish famine as an exceptional legacy of violence during the period of the Irish revolution.


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Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin



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