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Economic theorizing of conflict: Historical contributions, future possibilities

  • Charles Anderton

This article is organized around two major topics addressed by nineteenth and early twentieth century economists: (1) international economic relations and war and (2) economic activity in the shadow of conflict. My thesis is that an early and neglected reservoir of economic thought on peace and war exists and valuable perspectives on research in defense and peace economics can be gained by tapping into it.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Defence and Peace Economics.

Volume (Year): 14 (2003)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 209-222

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Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:14:y:2003:i:3:p:209-222
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