Politics, Economics, and Inclusive Development

Development Strategies and Inter-Group Violence

Insights on Conflict-Sensitive Development

Authors: Ascher, William, Mirovitskaya, Natalia

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Although many scholars and practitioners recognize that development and conflict are intertwined, there is much less understanding of the mechanisms behind these linkages. This book takes a new approach by critically examining how various development strategies provoke or help prevent intrastate violence, based on cases from all developing regions.       

About the authors

William Ascher is the Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College, USA. 
Natalia S. Mirovitskaya is a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturing Fellow in Public Policy at the Duke Center for International Development, USA.  

Reviews

           
“A lot of work had been done, and books written, on the subject of adverse impact of conflict and violence on economic development and poverty reduction. Yet this one stands out as a unique resource—it is a summary of years of work by the authors exploring various angles on development and conflict, a collection of wisdom carefully selected, analyzed and presented in a superbly structured, succinct, and logical manner—both an encyclopedia for scholars of development in conflict, as well as a practical manual for policymakers. A must read for a very broad audience, including international development professionals, policymakers in government, as well as the general public.” (Konstantin Atanesyan, Senior Evaluation Officer, Independent Evaluation Group (Country, Corporate and Global Evaluations), World Bank Group)

“This book provides fundamental coverage of our contemporary knowledge of how linkages between economic conditions and human actions feed into each other so as to mediate uses of violence and non-violence in societies. Its worldwide and historically deep use of existing evidence makes the book a unique resource for anybody who is interested in understanding the realities of the human mind in the context of our globalizing economic conditions. It is a must for politicians, economists, and the broader public who is seriously interested in understanding why violence prevails, and preventing it from happening once again.” (Jaan Valsiner, Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark)

“Asher and Mirovitskaya have written a helpful roadmap for development professionals attempting to design programs which reduce the likelihood of intercommunal violence. By considering the risks and rewards of alternative approaches to conflict prevention, their nuanced study avoids both naïve enthusiasm and undue cynicism for development programs as a solution.” (Andrew Natsios, Professor and Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, George H.W. Bush School of Government, Texas A&M University, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Development Strategies and Violence

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Psychology of Conflict and Development

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • The Perils of Liberalization: Prices, Market Access, and privatization

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 39-67

  • Pitfalls of Macroeconomic Decisions

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 69-79

  • Grabbing Assets and Opportunities

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 81-94

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55512-0
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55511-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Development Strategies and Inter-Group Violence
Book Subtitle
Insights on Conflict-Sensitive Development
Authors
Series Title
Politics, Economics, and Inclusive Development
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55512-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137555120
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55511-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 322
Topics