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Peace Economics: A Desirable Approach in the Western Balkans

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Firstly, the article introduces peace economics as an interdisciplinary sub-field located at the intersection between peace and economics concerns, an emerging security studies sub-field tightly interconnected with the ones of crisis management and post-conflict reconstruction. Secondly, it looks at the different tools the peace economics is relying on for measuring peacefulness, emphasizing their assets and drawbacks. Thirdly, it puts forward two major arguments as to why a peace economics would be beneficial for the Western Balkans, including improving the economic and social well-being, and contributing to the societal security and the state-building, nation-building and region-building processes in the region.

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  • Adrian Pop, 2016. "Peace Economics: A Desirable Approach in the Western Balkans," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 8(1), pages 118-123, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:8:y:2016:i:1:p:118-123
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