The Political Economy of War and Peace

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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 post-Cold War era. The larger vision is that war must be studied as a syndrome of historical events that occur as a conjuncture 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 economical models, ...
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Overview

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 post-Cold War era. The larger vision is that war must be studied as a syndrome of historical events that occur as a conjuncture 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 economical 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 (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461372516
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Series: Recent Economic Thought Series , #64
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface. 1. The Evolving National Security Strategy of the United States; C.H. Groth Jr. 2. Defining Terrorism; Y. Groll-Yaari. 3. The Economic Consequences of the American Civil War; R.L. Ransom. 4. John Maynard Keynes Architect of the Postwar Peace; J.E. Elliott. 5. Dyads, Disputes and the Democratic Peace; W.J. Dixon. 6. Cooperation and Conflict Among Democracies: Why Do Democracies Cooperate More and Fight Less? S.W. Polachek, J. Robst. 7. In a World of Cannibals Everyone Votes for War: Democracy and Peace Reconsidered; M. Wolfson, et al. 8. Environmental Resource Scarcity and Conflict; J.V. Hall, D.C. Hall. 9. Race, Rationality, and Behavior; R. Dacey. 10. The Long and the Short of an Arms Race; D. Kinsella, S. Chung. 11. Theory of Moves and the Persian Gulf War; T. George Massoud. 12. Moral Hazard and Conflict Intervention; D. Rowlands. 13. A Model of Dispute Sequences; R.G. Muncaster, D.A. Zinnes. References. Subject Index. Name Index.
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