Rethinking Political Violence

Civil War and Uncivil Development

Economic Globalisation and Political Violence in Colombia and Beyond

Authors: Maher, David

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  • The first book to integrate two emerging research techniques for the study of civil war - process tracing methods and micro-level analysis
  • Includes unique datasets to provide novel insights into Colombia’s conflict
  • Suggests a set of causal mechanisms that can result in economic growth in civil wars and types of mechanisms that ultimately lead to economic decline
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This book challenges the conventional wisdom that civil war inevitably stymies economic development and that ‘civil war represents development in reverse’. While some civil wars may have adverse economic effects, Civil War and Uncivil Development posits that not all conflicts have negative economic consequences and, under certain conditions, civil war violence can bolster processes of economic development. Using Colombia as a case study, this book provides evidence that violence perpetrated by key actors of the conflict – the public armed forces and paramilitaries – has facilitated economic growth and processes of economic globalisation in Colombia (namely, international trade and foreign direct investment), with profoundly negative consequences for large swathes of civilians. The analysis also discusses the ‘development in reverse’ logic in the context of other conflicts across the globe. 

This book will be an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners and students in the fields of security and development, civil war studies, peace studies, the political economy of conflict and international relations.

About the authors

David Maher is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Salford, UK. His research employs a political economy framework to analyse the links between political violence (particularly civil war and terrorism) and processes of economic development, including processes of economic globalisation such as international trade and foreign direct investment. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civil War and Uncivil Development
Book Subtitle
Economic Globalisation and Political Violence in Colombia and Beyond
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Political Violence
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66580-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66580-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66579-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09775-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 313
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