Greed and Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars

Greed and Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars


Edited by Mats Berdal, Edited by David Malone, By (author) The International Peace Academy

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  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1555878687
  • ISBN 13: 9781555878689
  • Sales rank: 430,571

Product description

This volume identifies the economic and social factors underlying the perpetuation of civil wars, exploring as well the economic incentives and disencentives available to international actors seeking to restore peace to war-torn societies. The authors consider the economic rationality of conflict for beligerents, the economic strategies that elites use to sustain their positions, and in what situations elites find war to be more profitable than peace.

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Table of contents

Grievance or Greed - an Overview of the Key Issues, A. Adebajo; Doing Well Out of War, P. Collier; Ingenuity Gaps, Honey Pots and Dutch Disease - Testing the Links Among Natural Resource Scarcity, Innovation and Internal Armed Conflict, I. de Soysa; Incentives and Disincentives for Violence, D. Keen; Globalization and War Economies - Promoting Order or the Return of History?, M. Duffield; Commercial Agendas in Civil Wars, W. Reno; Arms and Elites - Regulation and Self-regulation of Private-Sector Transactions, V. Gamba and R. Cornwell; Criminal Agendas in Civil War, M. Mwanasali; Financial Sanctions - Cheaper Than Cruise Missiles and Potentially More Effective , S.D. Porteous.