Economic Liberalization and Political Violence
Utopia or Dystopia?
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