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Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions

Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer


Genocide has received extensive scholarly, policy, and practitioner attention. Missing is the contribution of economists to understand and prevent such atrocities. This book—the first of its kind—assembles contributions by forty-one accomplished scholars to examine economic aspects of genocides, other mass atrocities, and their prevention. The book’s twenty-eight chapters include numerous case studies (e.g., California’s Yana people, Australia’s Aborigines peoples, Stalin’s killing of Ukrainians, Belarus, the Holocaust, Rwanda, DR Congo, Indonesia, Pakistan, Colombia, Mexico’s drug wars, and t ... More

Keywords: genocide, mass atrocity, constrained optimization, game theory, genocide prevention, case studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199378296
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles H. Anderton, editor
Professor of Economics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts

Jurgen Brauer, editor
Professor of Economics, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia

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Part one Economics and Mass Atrocities: Overview

5 The Macroeconomic Toll of Genocide and the Sources of Economic Development

Dimitrios Soudis, Robert Inklaar, and Robbert Maseland

Part two Theoretical Approaches and Reviews of Empirical Literature

6 Genocide and Mass Killing Risk and Prevention

Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer

7 Incentives and Constraints for Mass Killings

Joan Esteban, Massimo Morelli, and Dominic Rohner

8 Genocide

Néstor Duch-Brown and Antonio Fonfría

11 Who Stays and Who Leaves During Mass Atrocities?

Ana María Ibáñez and Andrés Moya

12 Media Persuasion, Ethnic Hatred, and Mass Violence

Maria Petrova and David Yanagizawa-Drott

Part Three Case Studies I

13 “For Being Aboriginal”

Jurgen Brauer and Raul Caruso

16 Peace and the Killing

Zoë Marriage

17 Gender and the Genocidal Economy

Elisa von Joeden-Forgey

Part four Case Studies II

19 Strategic Atrocities

Juan F. Vargas

20 From Pax Narcótica to Guerra Pública

Neil T. N. Ferguson, Maren M. Michaelsen, and Topher L. McDougal

Part five Toward Prediction and Prevention

25 Business in Genocide

Nora M. Stel and Wim Naudé

26 Valuing Lives You Might Save

Paul Slovic, Daniel Västfjäll, Robin Gregory, and Kimberly G. Olson

27 Genocides and Other Mass Atrocities

Jurgen Brauer, Charles H. Anderton, and David Schap