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War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

E. Wayne Nafziger, Frances Stewart, and Raimo Väyrynen


Civil wars in developing countries are amongst the most significant sources of human suffering in the world today. Although there are many political analyses of these emergencies, this text studies the economic, social, and political roots of humanitarian emergencies, identifying early measures to prevent such disasters. The chapters draw on a wide range of specialities on the political economy of war and on major conflicts to show the causes of conflict. This text here is the first of two volumes and it provides a general overview of the nature and causes of the emergencies, including economi ... More

Keywords: civil war, humanitarian emergencies, human suffering, political economy, conflict, state failure, inequality, war, genocide, developing countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297390
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Wayne Nafziger, editor
Kansas State University

Frances Stewart, editor
Somerville College, Oxford

Raimo Väyrynen, editor
University of Notre Dame, Indiana