Over the last three decades, a considerable amount of work has been conducted in the field of peace studies, conflict management, peace science in economics, sociology, anthropology and management. This volume presents up-to-date, cutting-edge research by respected scholars with an emphasis on theoretical and mathematical constructs in the area of peace economics & peace science.
CONTENTS LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS FOREWORD - Manas Chatterji INTRODUCTION -Michael D. Intriligator 1. Armed Confrontations, Irrevocable Decisions and Stability in Conflict -Urs Luterbacher 2.Analytic Narrative, Game Theory, and Peace Science Frank Zagare 3. International and Domestic Uncertainties in the Traditional - Deterrence Game - Lisa J. Carlson and Raymond Dacey 4. When Costs Approach Infinity: Microeconomic Theory, Security, and Dangerous Technologies - Lloyd J. Dumas 5.Costs of Conflict: UK experience in Afghanistan & Iraq - Keith Hartley 6.Economists' Controversies about the Causality between War and Economic Cycles - Fanny Coulomb, Liliane Bensahel-Perrin, and Jacques Fontanel 7. Beyond the Battlefield: Wars without soldiers - Sheldon G. Levy 8.Military Spending and Economic Growth in China, 1953-2007: A Note on Econometric Analysis by Using Eviews - Chen Bo and Xing Xing 9.New Challenges and "Old Business with Russia": A Revival of an Idea of "Competitive Coexistence" - Vladimir Rukavishnikov 10.Economic Foundation of Conflicts in the Middle East Nasser Elkanj and Partha Gangopadhyay 11. "We're Losing the Fight against Nuclear Proliferation" Michael D. Intriligator 12. Water Conflict Management Issues - The Middle-East - Saul Arlosoroff