Handbook on the Economics of Conflict

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Derek L. Braddon, Keith Hartley
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 528 pages
The Handbook on the Economics of Conflict conveys how economics can contribute to the understanding of conflict in its various dimensions embracing world wars, regional conflicts, terrorism and the role of peacekeeping in conflict prevention. The economic
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The history of economic thought on conflict
8
PART I THEORY
27
3 A bargaining theory perspective on war
29
for gain or ethnic cleansing?
52
5 The economics of destructive power
79
an application to the IsraeliSyrian arms race
105
7 Characteristics of terrorism
143
the case of the Iraq War
293
13 Macroeconomics and violence
311
PART II CASE STUDIES
339
three case studies
341
Turkeys experience
362
the case of ETA
377
defence resource management in the United Kingdom
394
the case of Serbia
420

8 Conflict and corruption
172
9 Conflict in space
195
10 The economics of peacekeeping
237
11 Peacekeeping private benefits and common agency
265
an economic perspective
453
20 The reprivatization of war
479
Index
507
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