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Violent Development: toward an economic history of African warfare and military organisation

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The aim of this paper is deceptively simple: What has war achieved in Africa in the last two hundred years? What have the wagers of war aimed to achieve, even if they did not succeed? Why and in what ways has violence failed? This paper represents a preliminary attempt to explore what can broadly be termed the 'economic aspects' of both warfare and military organisation in Africa's modern history — to identify the economic drivers of conflict, as well as the m...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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ERSA Publisher's website
Volume:
2012
Issue:
310
Series:
Economic Research Southern Africa Working Papers
Host title:
Economic Research Southern Africa Working Papers
Publication date:
2012-08-24
Source identifiers:
951006
Paper number:
2012
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pubs:951006
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2018-12-07

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