Conflict and Governance / Edition 1

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Overview

Conflict appears in many forms, from a dictator terrorizing his country to organized crime demanding protection money. Questions and issues addressed in this text include: the conditions which make conflict severe; whether voluntary agreements can avoid future conflict; how the outcome of one war will affect the incentives of countries to wage war in the future; and how dictators hold power. The book provides an overview of existing literature, applies the theory of conflict to new situations, and gives foundations for future work. It should interest both researchers and students studying political economy, public choice, international relations, and comparative politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540002208
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 5/29/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Glazer and Konrad: The wide importance of conflict.- Robinson: Social identity, inequality, and conflict.- Grossman and Mendoza: Butter and guns.- Moene and Wallerstein: Targeting and political support for welfare spending.- Wintrobe: How to understand and deal with dictatorship.- Wong: Tax resistance, economy, and state transformation.- Dudley: The rationality of revolution.- Garoupa: Optimal law enforcement when victims are rational players.- Barzel: Property rights and the evolution of the state.- Skaperdas: The political economy of organized crime.- Esteban and Ray: Social decision rules are not immune to conflict.

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