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Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions$
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Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199378296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.001.0001

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On the Economics of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention

On the Economics of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention

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(p.3) 1 On the Economics of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention
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Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions
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Charles H. Anderton

Jurgen Brauer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.003.0001

This chapter introduces the edited book, Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention, by highlighting key theoretical, empirical, case study, and policy perspectives on economic aspects of genocides and other mass atrocities (GMAs) available in the volume. The chapter begins by identifying critical gaps in the fields of defense and peace economics and genocide studies regarding economic aspects of GMAs. It then surveys economic concepts, theories, and models applicable to the study of GMAs, summarizes how the rational and strategic nature of mass atrocities can give rise to unintended policy consequences, shows how microeconomic incentives and macroeconomic environments affect GMA risk and prevention, identifies the devastating micro- and macroeconomic consequences of GMAs that reverberate through households, communities, and nations, and proposes broad policy lessons for GMA prevention. The chapter closes by pointing to wide-open areas for future research on economic aspects of GMAs.

Keywords:   genocide, mass atrocity, atrocity crimes, brutal economics, rationality, game theory, atrocity prevention

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