The Handbook on the Political Economy of War

Edited by Christopher J. Coyne, Mercatus Center and Department of Economics, George Mason University, US and Rachel L. Mathers, Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Delaware State University, US

By defining political economy and war in the broadest sense, this unique Handbook brings together a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars from economics, political science, sociology, and policy studies to address a multitude of important topics. These include an analysis of why wars begin, how wars are waged, what happens after war has ceased, and the various alternatives to war. Other sections explore civil war and revolution, the arms trade, economic and political systems, and post-conflict reconstruction and nation building. Policymakers as well as academics and students of political science, economics, public policy and sociology will find this volume to be an engaging and enlightening read.

‘From why wars begin and how they are waged to alternatives to conflict ,civil war, arms issues, and nation building, this offers a detailed, in-depth and comprehensive reference perfect for any military or political issues holding.’
– The Midwest Book Review

2012 648 pp Paperback 978 0 85793 401 7 £54.00 £43.20 $86.00 $68.80
2011 648 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 248 1 £209.00 £188.10 $309.00 $278.10

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