Principles of Conflict Economics A Primer for Social Scientists

ISBN-10: 0521698650
ISBN-13: 9780521698658
Edition: 2009
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List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

John R. Carter is Professor of Economics at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has served on the faculty since 1976. A former Chair of the Department of Economics, Professor Carter received the Holy Cross Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. His research has appeared in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Defence and Peace Economics, Journal of Peace Research and Public Choice, as well as the Handbook of Defense Economics, Volume II.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction: Definition and Scope of Conflict Economics
What Is Conflict Economics?
A Look at Conflict Large and Small
Methodology of Conflict Economics
Organization of Book
Bibliographic Notes
Production Possibilities and the Guns versus Butter Trade-Off
Production Possibilities Model
Applications
Bibliographic Notes
Rational Choice and Equilibrium
Rational Choice Model
Supply, Demand, and Market Equilibrium
A Taxonomy of Goods
Bibliographic Notes
Fundamentals of Game Theory
Basic Concepts
Chicken and Prisoner's Dilemma Games
Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma
Bibliographic Notes
A Bargaining Model of Conflict
Elements of Conflict
Sources of Violent Conflict
Third-Party Intervention
Bibliographic Notes
Conflict between States
The Conflict Cycle
Patterns of Armed Interstate Conflict
Hirshle�fer's Bargaining Model and Interstate War
Selected Empirical Studies of Interstate Conflict
Bibliographic Notes
Civil War and Genocide
Definitions
Patterns of Armed Civil Conflict and Genocide
Theoretical Perspectives on Civil War
Selected Empirical Studies of Civil War and Genocide
Bibliographic Notes
Terrorism
Defining Terrorism
Patterns of Terrorism
A Rational Choice Model of Terrorism
Game Theoretic Perspectives of Terrorism
Selected Empirical Studies of Terrorism
Bibliographic Notes
Geography and Technology of Conflict
Boulding's Model of Spatial Conflict
O'Sullivan's Three-Dimensional Model of Spatial Conflict
Schelling's Inherent Propensity toward Peace or War
Number and Size of Nations
Selected Empirical Studies
Bibliographic Notes
Arms Rivalry, Proliferation, and Arms Control
Definitions
Patterns of Arms Rivalry, Proliferation, and Arms Control
The Richardson Arms Race Model
The Intriligator-Brito Model
An Economic Choice Model of Arms Rivalry
Selected Empirical Studies
Bibliographic Notes
Military Alliances
Definitions
Patterns of Interstate Alliances
Pure Public Good Model of Alliances
Joint Product Model of Alliances
Selected Empirical Studies
Bibliographic Notes
Conflict Success Functions and the Theory of Appropriation Possibilities
Conflict Success Functions
A Model of Appropriation Possibilities
Appropriation Possibilities in a Production/Exchange Economy
Bibliographic Notes
Statistical Methods
Populations and Samples
Probability and Sampling
Expected Values and Unbiased Estimators
Statistical Inference
Regression Analysis
A More Formal Bargaining Model of Conflict
Basic Model of Resource Conflict
Selected Sources of Violence
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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