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Economic Liberalization and Political Violence

Utopia or Dystopia?

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Pluto Press, London, United Kingdom
Published: 6th Aug 2010
Dimensions: w 135mm h 215mm d 20mm
Weight: 441g
ISBN-10: 0745330630
ISBN-13: 9780745330631
Barcode No: 9780745330631
Synopsis
Globalisation has spread neoliberal political economies worldwide, but is the globalising of this economic system a tool for spreading peace and prosperity, or a harbinger of conflict and war? The authors examine the effect of neoliberalism on violent conflict and war-making in Sudan, the Ivory Coast, Peru and Colombia. Through quantitative and qualitative analyses they challenge advocates and opponents of neo-liberal reforms, revealing that the shift to neoliberal policies has produced widely diverging outcomes in different contexts; proving that the notion of global neoliberal homogeneity is flawed.

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'An important and original work ... essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the dynamics of conflict and development in the 21st century' -- James Putzel, Professor of Development Studies and Director of the Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics