Economic Liberalization and Political Violence

Economic Liberalization and Political Violence : Utopia or Dystopia?

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Globalisation has spread neoliberal political economies worldwide, but is the globalising of this economic system a tool for spreading peace and prosperity, or a harbinger of conflict and war?The authors examine the effect of neoliberalism on violent conflict and war-making in Sudan, the Ivory Coast, Peru and Colombia. Through quantitative and qualitative analyses they challenge advocates and opponents of neo-liberal reforms, revealing that the shift to neoliberal policies has produced widely diverging outcomes in different contexts; proving that the notion of global neoliberal homogeneity is more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 18mm | 439.98g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745330630
  • 9780745330631
  • 2,168,964

About Gerd Schonwalder

Francisco Gutierrez is researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Politicos y Relaciones Internacionales. His main research interests are on armed conflict, political organization, state crises, and comparative methodology. Gerd Schonwalder is the Director of Policy and Planning at IDRC, where he previously led the Peace, Conflict, and Development program. Prior to joining IDRC, he worked in Brussels as a European Union more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. War, Peace and Liberalism: A Quantitative Approach to the Relation between Economic Globalisation and Armed Conflict*by Jairo Baquero Melo 2. Economic Liberalisation and Politics in Uganda by Frederick Golooba-Mutebi 3. Ivory Coast: The Political Economy Of A Citizenship Crisis by Richard Banegas 4. The Multiple Uses of Neo-liberalism War, New Frontier and Reconfiguration of the State in Sudan by Roland Marchal and Einas Ahmed 5. Colombia: The re-structuring of violence by Francisco Gutierrez Sanin 6. War and Neoliberal Transformation:The Peruvian Experience by Ramon Pajuelo-Teves 7. Conclusions by Gerd Schonwalder and Francisco Gutierrez-Sanin Indexshow more

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'An important and original work ... essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the dynamics of conflict and development in the 21st century' -- James Putzel, Professor of Development Studies and Director of the Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economicsshow more

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