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Published: 06 June 2016

728 Pages

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ISBN: 9780199378296


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Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention

Edited by Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer

  • Provides rigorous, accessible, and policy-relevant contributions on economic aspects of genocides and other mass atrocities from leading scholars in defense and peace economics, genocide studies, and other fields
  • Identifies critical research and knowledge gaps in the field of defense and peace economics and the field of genocide studies regarding economic aspects of genocides and other mass atrocities
  • Surveys an extensive array of economic concepts, theories, and models applicable to the study of genocides, other mass atrocities, and their prevention including scarcity, opportunity cost, production theory, comparative advantage, rational choice theory, game theory, behavioral economics, economic growth and development, business economics, economics of identity, economics of information, industrial organization, public goods and collective action, law and economics, and public choice
  • Demonstrates theoretically and with case study evidence how rational and strategic behavior pervade mass atrocities and why such behavior can give rise to shocking outcomes and unintended policy consequences
  • Demonstrates theoretically, empirically, and with case study evidence how microeconomic incentives (e.g., looting opportunities, survival motivations) and macroeconomic environments (e.g., low growth, negative economic shocks) can dramatically affect genocide risk and prevention
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