Vol 1, No 2 (2006)

The second issue of the EPS Journal takes up the theme of economic aspects of peacemaking and peacekeeping. Economics Nobel-Laureate Lawrence R. Klein reviews the arguments for, and the likely cost of, a standing United Nations peacekeeping force. Lloyd J. Dumas argues that minimizing economic stress also helps minimize the potential for violent conflict, and Dietrich Fischer reviews the cost of war as against the cost of war-prevention. But for all the good reasons of why peace is cheaper than war, war nonetheless recurs. Jurgen Brauer examines why there seems to be so little peace - if it were so cheap to obtain - and studies the conditions under which states appear willing to intervene in trouble spots around the world. Bassam Yousif, Guy Lamb, J. Paul Dunne, and Ross Fetterly present a set of country studies - on Iraq, Namibia, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Canada. The Canadian piece is of particular value as there is virtually no literature that tries, as Fetterly does, to compute the cost of providing peacekeeping services. The other country studies offer valuable comparative lessons of what does, and does not, work in post-violence reconstruction. The final two articles look at the business side of things. Bob French has written a forceful account of what it takes to clean up land mine pollution, and John T. Marlin examines what consumer campaigns might do, and have done, to rattle the market for gold jewelry and to compel gold-mining companies to adopt behaviors that might reduce conflict.

Table of Contents


Front Matter PDF
An economic approach to peacemaking and peacekeeping PDF
Lloyd J. Dumas
After the slaughter: Reconstructing Mozambique and Rwanda PDF
J. Paul Dunne
The cost of peacekeeping: Canada PDF
Ross Fetterly
On the relative cost of mediation and military intervention PDF
Dietrich Fischer
The business of landmine clearing PDF
Bob French
Peacekeeping operations: From the birth of the United Nations onward PDF
Lawrence R. Klein
Militarization's long shadow: Namibia's legacy of armed violence PDF
Guy Lamb
The 'No Dirty Gold' campaign: What economists can learn from and contribute to corporate campaigns PDF
John Tepper Marlin
Economic aspects of peacekeeping in Iraq: What went wrong? PDF
Bassam Yousif
Theory and practice of intervention PDF
Jurgen Brauer
Books received PDF
Bjorn Moller
Entire Issue PDF