The Political Economy of War and Peace / Edition 1

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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.
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Does not aspire to construct a unified theory to explain war, but draws from a number of disciplines to search for some explanations of some aspects of some wars. Focuses on conflict at the international, sub-national, and ethnic levels during and after the Cold War era. The 13 essays discuss such topics as defining terrorism, John Maynard Keynes as architect of the postwar peace, environmental resource scarcity and conflict, the long and short of an arms race, moral hazard and conflict intervention, and a model of sequences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792383109
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/30/1998
  • Series: Recent Economic Thought Series, #64
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
1 The Evolving National Security Strategy of the United States 1
2 Defining Terrorism 29
3 The Economic Consequences of the American Civil War 49
4 John Maynard Keynes Architect of the Postwar Peace 75
5 Dyads, Disputes and the Democratic Peace 103
6 Cooperation and Conflict Among Democracies: Why Do Democracies Cooperate More and Fight Less? 127
7 In a World of Cannibals Everyone Votes for War: Democracy and Peace Reconsidered 155
8 Environmental Resource Scarcity and Conflict 177
9 Race, Rationality, and Behavior 201
10 The Long and the Short of an Arms Race 223
11 Theory of Moves and the Persian Gulf War 247
12 Moral Hazard and Conflict Intervention 267
13 A Model of Dispute Sequences 287
References 313
Subject Index 333
Name Index 343
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