Civil War is Not a Stupid Thing: Accounting for Violence in Developing Countries

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Hurst & Company, 2006 - Africa, Sub-Saharan - 329 pages
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Why is there so much violence in the developing countries? What does it have to do with economic development? What does it have to do with globalisation?In addressing these and other questions, Christopher Cramer takes a broad comparative approach, from recent wars, insurgencies and violence in Angola, Brazil, and Iraq to the American Civil War, showing how wars have been paid for throughout history. He also compares post-conflict reconstruction efforts in Mozambique and Iraq with how nineteenth-century America and twentieth-century Europe rebuilt their shattered societies and economies.

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