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A Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence, and Development

Patricia Justino, Tilman Brück, and Philip Verwimp


This book presents an innovative new analytical framework for understanding the dynamics of violent conflict and its impact on people and communities living in contexts of violence. Bringing together the findings of MICROCON, an influential five-year research programme funded by the European Commission, it provides readers with the most current and comprehensive evidence available on violent conflict from a micro-level perspective. Whilst traditional studies into conflict have been through an international/regional lens, with the state as the primary unit of analysis, the micro-level perspecti ... More

Keywords: conflict, MICROCON, micro-level perspective, policy interventions, conflict resolution, development processes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199664597
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664597.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Justino, editor
Senior Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton

Tilman Brück, editor
Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm

Philip Verwimp, editor
Associate Professor of Development Economics and holder of Marie and Alain Philippson Chair in Sustainable Human Development, Centre Emile Bernheim at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and ECARES

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Part I Understanding Violent Conflict from a Micro-Level Perspective

3 Greed, Grievance, and Globalization

José Cuesta, and Syed Mansoob Murshed

Part II Individual and Group Motivations in Conflict Processes

Part III Micro-Level Consequences of Violent Conflict

9 The Burden of Armed Conflict: A Public-Health Approach

Chiara Altare, and Debarati Guha-Sapir

10 Violence, Conflict, and Mobility: A Micro-Level Analysis

Roger Zetter, Andrea Purdekova, and Ana María Ibáñez Londoño

Part IV Policy Implications and Future Research Agenda

12 Evaluating Programmes in Conflict-Affected Areas

Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück, and Nina Wald

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