This volume of "Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development" includes some of the selected papers presented by scholars in a European Peace Science Network Meeting recently held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Chapters in this volume cover the conflicts in Maoist India, South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The authors have employed highly sophisticated quantitative techniques and principles of Economics and Political Science in determining the causes of these ethnic conflicts and effects on human and material resources.
1) Forced migration as a deterrence strategy in Civil conflict Paola Palacios, ICESI University, Cali, Colombia 2) International Commodity Prices and Civil Wars. Theory and Empirical Application to Sub-Saharan Africa. Raul Caruso, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy 3) A model of Sectarian Violence Ahmed Saber Mahmud, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA and Syed Mansoob Murshed, Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands and University of Birmingham, UK 4) Insurgent Violence and the Rural-Urban Divide: The Case of Maoist India. Topher L. McDougal, University of San Diego, San Diego, USA 5) The Onset versus the Spread of Insurgency-Nepal, a Single Country Analysis Gary Shiffman and Prabin B Khadka, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA 6) State Capacity, Manufacturing and Civil Conflict in Africa and Latin America, 1970-2007 Jacopo Costa, University of Florence, Italy and Roberto Ricciuti, University of Verona, Italy 7) Health and Conflict: Evidence from Mozambique Patrick Domingues, University of Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris, France 8) A Methodology for the calculation of the Global Economic Costs of conflict Olaf J. de Groot, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Berlin, Germany 9) Experimental Research of Dynamic Strategic Decision Making with the Aid of an Online Simulator Module Ranan D. Kuperman, University of Haifa., Israel 10) Regional Alliance toward the formation of a Nation: A simulation through Lindhal-Walras Mechanism Toshitaka Fukiharu, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima City, Japan