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The Handbook on the Political Economy of War
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The book features seven sections, each with two or more chapters. Part 1 looks at why wars are waged. The second Part explores "Ways of Waging War." Included are essays on the political economy of torture, terrorism, and conscription. Part 3? Civil war and revolution. In each case, economics are examined as factors in each phenomenon.
Part 4 focuses on the political economy of arms trading. Part 5 is intriguing. 2 chapters examine the extent to which capitalist and democratic countries do NOT engage in war with one another--with some interesting wrinkles in the analyses. Part 6 is directed at post-conflict reconstruction and nation-building (not an easy task).
Finally, alternatives to war. This segment considers trade flows, sanctions, negotiations, and peacekeeping as options. I am not necessarily convinced, but the chapters do raise important options.