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Cheap wars

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  • Nitzan, Jonathan
  • Bichler, Shimshon

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The new conflicts of the twenty-first century – the 'infinite wars,' the 'clashes of civilization,' the 'new crusades' – are fundamentally different from the mass wars and statist military conflicts that characterized capitalism from the nineteenth century until the end of the Cold War. The novelty lies not so much in the military nature of the conflicts, as in the broader role that war now plays in capitalism.

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  • Nitzan, Jonathan & Bichler, Shimshon, 2006. "Cheap wars," MPRA Paper 5549, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:5549
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    Keywords

    accumulation capital capitalism crisis differential accumulation distribution elite energy conflict globalization inflation Iraq Israel Keynesianism Lebanon Middle East military spending neo-liberalism oil ownership power prices profit ruling class TNC United States violence war warfare welfare Weapondollar-Petrodollar;

    JEL classification:

    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • N15 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Asia including Middle East
    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation

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