National Borders, Conflict and Peace
AbstractThis paper reviews the economics approach to conflict and national borders. The paper (a) provides a summary of ideas and concepts from the economics literature on the size of nations; (b) illustrates them within a simple analytical framework where populations fight over borders and resources, and may form non-aggression pacts, military alliances, and political unions; and (c) discusses extensions and directions for further research.
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Wars; Alliances; Conflict Technology; Defense; Economies of Scale; Heterogeneity Costs; Secessions; Size of Nations.;
Other versions of this item:
- D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
- F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order; Noneconomic International Organizations;; Economic Integration and Globalization: General
- H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
- H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
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