Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
War and UnderdevelopmentVolume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Frances Stewart and Valpy Fitzgerald

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241866

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 25 November 2020

Introduction: Assessing the Economic Costs of War

Introduction: Assessing the Economic Costs of War

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Assessing the Economic Costs of War
War and Underdevelopment

Frances Stewart

Valpy FitzGerald

Oxford University Press

War and its effects were not mentioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the first Human Development Report in 1990 as a cause of failure in human development, despite the fact that the disruptions due to war were a major feature of at least half the worst performers on human development. Seven years later, the 1997 Human Development Report, devoted to analysing poverty, again failed to give any in-depth consideration to countries at war. This book attempts to make a start in overcoming this neglect. It is only concerned with major armed conflicts as distinct from localised social violence and organised crime. The book‧s concern is with civil wars, most of which involve significant foreign intervention. They are thus distinct from ‘traditional’ international or inter-state wars, where the power of the state is often increased as a result of war, and nationalism can contribute to greater domestic social trust and cohesion.

Keywords:   war, United Nations, Human Development Report, human development, armed conflicts, civil wars, power, state, nationalism

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .