The Political Economy of War and Peace / Edition 1

The Political Economy of War and Peace / Edition 1

by Murray Wolfson
     
 

The Political Economy of War and Peace brings insights into the political and economic forces that shape the international, sub-national and ethnic conflicts of the present Cold War era. The larger vision is that war must be studied as a syndrome of historical events that occur as a conjecture of contributing causes. Each study within this volume examines a facet of… See more details below

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The Political Economy of War and Peace brings insights into the political and economic forces that shape the international, sub-national and ethnic conflicts of the present Cold War era. The larger vision is that war must be studied as a syndrome of historical events that occur as a conjecture of contributing causes. Each study within this volume examines a facet of the conflict process. Taken together, these facets are more than their constituent parts: theoretical political and economic models, historical studies, environmental issues, military and strategic analysis and statistical estimations. War appears as an endogenous aspect of systems of social interaction. The point of the volume is not simply to be interdisciplinary for its own sake. It aims to shed light on the internal dynamics of war and to lead to public policy to alleviate or eliminate it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792383109
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/30/1998
Series:
Recent Economic Thought Series, #64
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
1The Evolving National Security Strategy of the United States1
2Defining Terrorism29
3The Economic Consequences of the American Civil War49
4John Maynard Keynes Architect of the Postwar Peace75
5Dyads, Disputes and the Democratic Peace103
6Cooperation and Conflict Among Democracies: Why Do Democracies Cooperate More and Fight Less?127
7In a World of Cannibals Everyone Votes for War: Democracy and Peace Reconsidered155
8Environmental Resource Scarcity and Conflict177
9Race, Rationality, and Behavior201
10The Long and the Short of an Arms Race223
11Theory of Moves and the Persian Gulf War247
12Moral Hazard and Conflict Intervention267
13A Model of Dispute Sequences287
References313
Subject Index333
Name Index343

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