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The political economy of rural-urban conflict

Author: Topher L McDougal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Pr., 2017
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Why do some rebel insurgencies target cities as economic prey, whilst others are content to trade with them? This volume examines how the trade networks underpinning the economic relationship between  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Topher L McDougal
ISBN: 9780198792598 019879259X
OCLC Number: 1006693580
Contents: 1: Introduction2: Production and Predation3: How Production Networks Adapted to Civil War in Liberia4: Stateless State-Led Industrialization5: Trade Network Splintering and Ethnic Homogenization in Liberia and Sierra Leone6: Multipolar Trade and Rural-Urban Violence in Maoist India7: Trade Networks and the Management of the Combat Frontier8: Interstitial Economies9: Into an Urban WorldAppendix A: Supply-chain management in a predatory environmentAppendix B: Multiplication of trade routesAppendix C: Methodology and regression tables for Chapter 5Appendix D: Technical details of Chapter 6Derivation of select variablesRegression tables
Responsibility: dpredation, production and peripheries Topher L. McDougal.


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Dr. McDougal has produced an insightful work that usefully challenges a number of disciplinary and conceptual boundaries. The empirical work undergirds the thesis that the economics of transport and Read more...

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