Paper $38.00 ISBN: 9780745330631 Published October 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Economic Liberalization and Political Violence: Utopia or Dystopia?

Edited by Francisco Gutierrez and Gerd Schonwalder

Economic Liberalization and Political Violence: Utopia or Dystopia?

Edited by Francisco Gutierrez and Gerd Schonwalder

Distributed for Pluto Press

360 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $38.00 ISBN: 9780745330631 Published October 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330648 Published October 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Globalisation is lauded by some as a tool for spreading peace and prosperity, and decried by others as a harbinger of conflict and war. This book challenges both views.

Narrowing down globalisation to the more manageable notion of neoliberalism, Economic Liberalization and Political Violence studies the effect of neoliberalism on violent conflict and war-making. The sophisticated analysis includes statistical work and a set of qualitative case studies from Latin America (Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, and Guatemala) and sub-Saharan Africa (Côte d’Ivoire, Sudan, and Uganda). The findings demonstrate that the shift to neoliberal policies has produced widely diverging outcomes in different contexts.

An invaluable source for students of political economy, development studies and international relations this book shows that neoliberalism can help to end violent conflict as well as bringing about new, criminal forms of violence.

Contents
Introduction
1. War, Peace and Liberalism: A Quantitative Approach to the Relation between Economic Globalisation and Armed Conflict•by Jairo Baquero Melo
2. Economic Liberalisation and Politics in Uganda by Frederick Golooba-Mutebi
3. Ivory Coast: The Political Economy Of A Citizenship Crisis by Richard Banégas
4. The Multiple Uses of Neo-liberalism
War, New Frontier and Reconfiguration of the State in Sudan by Roland Marchal and Einas Ahmed
5. Colombia: The re-structuring of violence by Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín
6. War and Neoliberal Transformation:The Peruvian Experience by Ramón Pajuelo-Teves
7. Conclusions by Gerd Schönwälder and Francisco Gutiérrez-Sanín
Index
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