Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

by Gregory D. Hess
     
 

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Insights into war and domestic insecurity, terrorism, and the costs of war and peace from new research that takes the political economy perspective on conflict.

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Insights into war and domestic insecurity, terrorism, and the costs of war and peace from new research that takes the political economy perspective on conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262012812
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/12/2009
Series:
CESifo Seminar Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Edward Mansfield
Guns and Butter is an impressive study. A distinguished group of social scientists offer key insights into both the causes and the consequences of various dimensions of conflict, ranging from international war to terrorism. The result is a volume that will be of enduring value to scholars who are interested in the political economy of national security.

Jeffry Frieden
Gregory Hess has brought together an excellent group of economists and political scientists to analyze military conflict. A series of cogent chapters cover major theoretical and empirical issues in understanding conflict, both among states, within countries, and between states and terrorist organizations. The chapters are of high quality, and illuminate topics of great relevance to contemporary international relations. This fine edited volume will be of great interest to scholars, students, and others who want to go beyond today's headlines to understand the sources of international and domestic violent conflicts.

From the Publisher
" Guns and Butter is an impressive study. A distinguished group of social scientists offer key insights into both the causes and the consequences of various dimensions of conflict, ranging from international war to terrorism. The result is a volume that will be of enduring value to scholars who are interested in the political economy of national security." Edward Mansfield , Hum Rosen Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Edwin Mansfield
"Guns and Butter is an impressive study. A distinguished group of social scientists offer key insights into both the causes and the consequences of various dimensions of conflict, ranging from international war to terrorism. The result is a volume that will be of enduring value to scholars who are interested in the political economy of national security."—Edward Mansfield, Hum Rosen Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Meet the Author

Gregory D. Hess is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty and the Russell S. Bock Chair of Public Economics and Taxation at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College.

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