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The Handbook on the Political Economy of War

Edited by Christopher Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: By defining political economy and war in the broadest sense, this unique Handbook brings together a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars from economics, political science, sociology, and policy studies to address a multitude of important topics. These include an analysis of why wars begin, how wars are waged, what happens after war has ceased, and the various alternatives to war. Other sections explore civil war and revolution, the arms trade, economic and political systems, and post-conflict reconstruction and nation building. Policymakers as well as academics and students of political science, economics, public policy and sociology will find this volume to be an engaging and enlightening read.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Politics and Public Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B5 E12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781848442481
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction Downloads
Christopher Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers
Ch 2 Theories and Causes of War Downloads
Jack S. Levy
Ch 3 The Reasons for Wars: An Updated Survey Downloads
Matthew Jackson and Massimo Morelli
Ch 4 Can’t We All Just Get Along? Fractionalization, Institutions and Economic Consequences Downloads
Peter Leeson and Claudia Williamson
Ch 5 Psychological Aspects of War Downloads
Iain Hardie, Dominic Johnson and Dominic Tierney
Ch 6 What is Guerrilla Warfare? Downloads
Anthony James Joes
Ch 7 The Economics of Torture Downloads
Pavel Yakovlev
Ch 8 Terrorism in Rational Choice Perspective Downloads
William Shughart
Ch 9 The Political Economy of Conscription Downloads
Panu Poutvaara and Andreas Wagener
Ch 10 Economic Perspectives on Civil Wars Downloads
Nathan Fiala and Stergios Skaperdas
Ch 11 Political Economy of Third World Revolutions Downloads
Misagh Parsa
Ch 12 The Arms Trade Downloads
David Kinsella
Ch 13 Arms Trade Offsets: What Do We Know? Downloads
Jurgen Brauer and John Dunne
Ch 14 The Capitalist Peace Downloads
Erich Weede
Ch 15 On the Democratic Peace Downloads
Sebastian Rosato
Ch 16 International Conflict and Leadership Tenure Downloads
Randall J. Blimes
Ch 17 A Public Choice Perspective on Defense and Alliance Policy Downloads
Bernhard Klingen
Ch 18 International Regimes and War Downloads
James Ashley Morrison and Avery F. White
Ch 19 Fixing Failed States: A Dissenting View Downloads
Justin Logan and Christopher Preble
Ch 20 Choice and Consequence in Strategies of Transitional Justice Downloads
Geoff Dancy
Ch 21 Dynamics of Military Occupation Downloads
Michael Hechter and Oriol Vidal-Aparicio
Ch 22 Three’s Company? Towards an Understanding of Third-Party Intervention Effectiveness Downloads
David Carment and Martin Fischer
Ch 23 Credible Commitment in Post-Conflict Recovery Downloads
Thomas Edward Flores and Irfan Nooruddin
Ch 24 Conflict, Credibility and Asset Prices Downloads
Gregory M. Dempster and Justin P. Isaacs
Ch 25 Disaggregated Trade Flows and International Conflict Downloads
Han Dorussen and Hugh Ward
Ch 26 Sanctions as Alternatives to War Downloads
David Cortright and George A. Lopez
Ch 27 International Negotiation and Conflict Prevention Downloads
I. William Zartman
Ch 28 The Economics of Peacekeeping Downloads
Lloyd J. Dumas

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