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Interpreting Historical Sequences Using Economic Models

War, Secession and Tranquility

Authors: Hallwood, Paul

  • Presents a theoretical model that explains common historical sequences, such as the growth and decline of empires, wars of secession and achievement of tranquility between nations
  • Refers to many historical cases
  • Incorporates elements from rational choice frameworks and game theory
  • Includes three extended case studies on peacekeeping, the American Civil War and Scottish independence
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About this book

This Palgrave Pivot presents theoretical models that explain common historical sequences, such as wars of secession, the rise and fall of empires, and international war. The book uses a rational choice model to frame the incentives of specific groups coming together in a polity or leaving it. These incentives are then set in a theoretical framework to determine the outcome—unity or secession, peace or war—and are demonstrated through historical examples. The book provides two longer case studies looking directly at motives for and against secession: the first on the American Civil War from the point of view of the Confederacy, and the second on efforts by the UK government to stem the tide of Scottish independence. Another case study discusses peacekeeping as aimed at reducing the costs of secessionist wars. With its accessible use of economic theory and ability to bring to life real-world examples of conflict and secession, this book is ideal supplementary reading for courses in international relations, conflict studies, global economics and economic history.

About the authors

Paul Hallwood is Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut, USA. He has co-authored two books and several papers on Scottish independence.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interpreting Historical Sequences Using Economic Models
Book Subtitle
War, Secession and Tranquility
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53854-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53854-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53853-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 126
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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