Vol 4, No 1 (2009)

This issue contains two symposia, one on defense innovation and one on the economics of conflict, with a focus on theory and micro-level evidence. In the first, Renaud Bellais studies defense innovation and venture capital, Sylvain Daffix and Yves Jacquin consider European defense R&D within a national innovation systems framework, and Peter Hall and Andrew James consider the structure of defense innovation and industry in the U.K. In the second symposium, guest edited with an introduction by Philip Verwimp, Mansoob Murshed considers social contracts, greed, and grievance, Zulfan Tadjoeddin and Anis Chowdhury consider violence in Indonesia, Ana Maria Ibanez, looks at forced displacement in Colombia, and Steven Spittaels and Filip Hilgert use conflict mapping to analyze the situation in the DR Congo. In addition, in four stand-alone articles, Christopher Warburton considers war and exchange rate valuation, Steve Chan reviews the democratic peace thesis, Steve Townsend writes on petropolitics, and Ronan Bar-El, Kobi Kagan, and Asher Tishler examine issues of long and short term military planning.

Table of Contents


Defense innovation at any (out of control) cost? The stalemate in today's R&D and an alternative model PDF
Renaud Bellais
Defense R&D and national R&D systems: A European outlook PDF
Sylvain Daffix, Yves Jacquin
Industry structure and innovation in the U.K. defense sector PDF
Peter Hall, Andrew James
Symposium on the economics of conflict: Theory and micro-level evidence PDF
Philip Verwimp
Conflict as the absence of contract PDF
Mansoob S. Murshed
Socioeconomic perspectives on violent conflict in Indonesia PDF
Zulfan M. Tadjoeddin, Anis Chowdhury
Forced displacement in Colombia: Magnitude and causes PDF
Ana Maria Ibanez
Are Congo's mines the main target of the armed groups on its soil? PDF
Steven Spittaels, Filip Hilgert
War and exchange rate valuation PDF
Christopher E.S. Warburton
The democratic peace proposition: An agenda for critical analysis PDF
Steve Chan
Friedman's First Law fails: Oil prices do not predict freedom PDF
Steve Townsend
Short-term versus long-term military planning PDF
Ronen Bar-El, Kobi Kagan, Asher Tishler
Entire issue PDF