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War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Frances Stewart and Valpy Fitzgerald


Wars, especially civil wars, are among the most serious causes of human suffering and underdevelopment. Yet economic analysis of developing countries at war is relatively rare. These volumes aim to reverse this neglect, tracing the economic and social consequences of conflict both theoretically and through empirical investigations, including seven country case studies. A major objective is to identify policies which may reduce the heavy human and economic costs. Volume One provides a general framework for the analysis, examines the political economy of countries at war, and provides an empiric ... More

Keywords: wars, civil wars, underdevelopment, human costs, economic costs, food aid, war economies, developing countries, political economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241866
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frances Stewart, editor
Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK

Valpy Fitzgerald, editor
Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK