International Studies in Population

The Demography of Armed Conflict

Editors: Brunborg, Helge, Tabeau, Ewa, Urdal, Henrik (Eds.)

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War and conflict, whether internal or international, remains a pervasive phenomenon affecting most regions of the world and particularly low-income countries. Demographic consequences of war and violence, especially deaths and forced migration, are amongst the gravest costs of war and receive much attention in mass media, although it is often difficult to quantify such effects. Furthermore, demographic factors, such as population pressure on natural renewable resources, migration, differential population dynamics by ethnic or religious group, or the number of young persons in a population, have been suggested as potential causes of conflict. Despite the obvious importance of both demographic causes and consequences of armed conflict, research on the demographic aspects of conflict is scarce.

This book brings together researchers from very different traditions to bridge gaps in the field, and to provide new insights into the demographic causes and consequences of armed conflict. The diversity of the authors, coming from demography, statistics, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, geography, economics and law, gives the reader a cross-cut of recent research in demography and armed conflict. The themes are equally diverse. Studies of demographic causes of conflict address issues of migration, ethnicity, population growth and youth bulges. Studies focusing on the consequences of conflict include some broad assessments of mortality from armed conflict, the estimation of casualties for prosecution of war crimes, as well as detailed case studies of conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda.

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From the reviews:

"This volume brings together 16 articles … . The articles are presented in three sections … . Overall, The Demography of Armed Conflict is a very interesting book. For those who would like to read a thorough overview of the current state of research in the field, this is probably the place to start. For those who have already developed an interest in this topic, many of the articles offer new perspectives and suggest new and challenging research questions." (Damien de Walque, Population Studies, Vol. 62 (1), 2008)

"The book collects 16 papers presented in a seminar on ‘Demography of Conflict and Violence’ held in Norway in November 2003 … . Overall, the book provides readers with a glimpse of ongoing research in diverse disciplines and demonstrates the strong need for further research on this issue."(Kazuhiro Obayashi, Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 45 (2), 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Demography of Armed Conflict
Editors
  • Helge Brunborg
  • Ewa Tabeau
  • Henrik Urdal
Series Title
International Studies in Population
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5134-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7291-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 396
Additional Information
Partly reprinted from EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION, 21:2-3 (2005) and 19:3 (2003) (Springer) and JOURNAL OF PEACE RESEARCH, 42:4 (2005) (with the kind permission of Sage Publications)
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