Journals Higher Education

Wars of Plunder

Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources

Philippe Le Billon

  • Provocative look at contemporary conflicts-wars taking place in resource rich countries filled with impoverished people.
  • Focuses on three key resources: oil, diamonds, and timber.
  • Critical of the role of developed countries in such conflicts.
  • Offers solutions to end the plunder of Africa and Asia.