Economic Agendas in Civil Wars
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Policy Papers - March 31, 2008
This IPI paper examines in detail the correlation between environmental issues and security, drawing on both scientific evidence and empirical examples, and concludes with a series of actionable policy recommendations.
Policy Papers - February 14, 2006
Meeting Notes - August 13, 2005
This report summarizes key points discussed at an experts’ seminar held on June 16-18, 2005, in Plymouth, UK, on Transformation of War Economies, as part of an Economic and Social Research Council project (Res. 223250071).
Books - July 14, 2005
In contemporary civil wars, combatants' access to lucrative natural resources has been both a means and a motive for armed conflict and thus has often served to counter incentives for peace.
Books - June 15, 2004
Confronting the corrosive influence that war economies typically have on the prospects for peace in war-torn societies, this study critically analyzes current policy responses and offers a thought-provoking foundation for the development of more effective peacebuilding strategies.
Policy Papers - May 15, 2004
The Program on Economic Agendas in Civil Wars (EACW) was launched in 2000 in response to a convergence of political factors, academic interests, and policy concerns that pointed to the need for conflict prevention and resolution policies to be informed by a systematic understanding of the economic dimensions of contemporary civil wars.
Policy Papers - March 14, 2004
This policy report distills key findings from research commissioned by the International Peace Institute on the regional dimensions of war economies and the challenges they pose for peacemaking and peacebuilding. Drawing from analytical research as well as case studies of Afghanistan in Central Asia, Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Southeast Europe, a number of key issues concerning the political economy of regional war economies and lessons for more effective peacebuilding were identified.
Meeting Notes - December 31, 2003
From the Executive Summary: Policy analysis has produced important insights on the impact that the predatory and illicit exploitation of natural resources and the pervasive criminalization of economic life can have on conflict dynamics.
Books - June 15, 2003
Meeting Notes - November 15, 2002
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