Economics of Conflict and Peace

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A collection of papers on approaches to thinking about the economics of war and peace, how military expenditures relate to economic and human development, the cost of war and war's aftermath, and applications of economic theory toward "securing security." Specific topics include economics and peace theory on the eve of WWI, the economic dimensions of demilitarizing South African society, the costs of the Spanish-American War, and Japan as a potential catalyst of global security. No index. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859722374
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
1 Economics and peace-theory on the eve of World War I 7
2 More with less: Economics of non-offensive defense, with special reference to Argentina 31
3 The economics of conflict, production, and exchange 54
4 The distribution of military expenditures in the United States: Spatial, sectoral, technological, and occupational 83
5 Opportunity costs of military expenditures: Evidence from the United States 109
6 Military expenditures and fiscal constraints in Pakistan 125
7 Peace in Gautemala? The story of San Lucas Toliman 150
8 From apartheid to democracy: The economic dimensions of demilitarizing South African society 179
9 Do military expenditures create net employment? The case of US military-nuclear production sites 201
10 The Sudan: The cost of the second civil war (1983-1933) 229
11 That "splendid little war": The costs of the Spanish-American war 248
12 Estimates of the economic cost of armed conflict: The Iran-Iraq war and the Sri Lankan civil war 269
13 Research note: Costing the direct health burden of political violence in developing countries 292
14 War and peace from a perspective of international public economics 307
15 A world treasury 337
16 Policies for peace: An analysis of the causes of military expenditures and the means to disarmament 355
17 Creating global security: Japan as a potential catalyst 376
Contributors 397
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