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Rethinking the Economics of War The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

ISBN-10: 0801882982
ISBN-13: 9780801882982
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. This collection of essays responds to current works asserting that the income from natural resources is the end and not just a means for warring rebel groups. The study puts greed in its place and restores the importance of deprivation and discrimination as the primary causes of armed conflict within states. Countries studied include Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, Colombia, and Afghanistan.

I. William Zartmanis Professor (Emeritus) of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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Acknowledgments
The Political Economy of War: Situating the Debate
Trafficking, Rents, and Diaspora in the Lebanese War
The Evolution of Internal War in Peru: The Conjunction of Need, Creed, and Organizational Finance
The Criminalization of the RUF Insurgency in Sierra Leone
Resource Wealth and Angola's Uncivil Wars
The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Structures of Greed, Networks of Need
Economic Resources and Internal Armed Conflicts: Lessons from the Colombian Case
Surviving State Failure: Internal War and Regional Conflict in Afghanistan's Neighborhood
Economic Factors in Civil Wars: Policy Considerations
Need, Creed, and Greed in Intrastate Conflict
Index

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