Punjab Research Group

Call for Contributions: The Economics of Military Conflict in South Asia

Posted in New Publications, News/Information by Pippa on November 27, 2011

The Economics of Military Conflict in South Asia

We seek original contributions from a wide range of disciplines including economics, econometrics, political science, international relations, strategic studies and public policy for an inter-disciplinary collection of essays to be published in a proposed special edition on the economics of military conflict in South Asia in the Journal of Asian Public Policy. Contributions should address an economic and public policy aspect of military conflict in a country, or combination of countries, from South Asian including Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Studies of both inter- and sub-state conflict (including separatist movements and non-state actors) are welcome. Final articles should be 4,000-7,000 words in length with an expected date of publication in late 2012 or early 2013.

Possible topics include:
* The effects of conflict on trade or economic growth
* The economic determinants and costs of conflict
* Public policy responses and solutions to conflict
* The economic and social effects of military spending
* The economic impediments and imperatives of peace

Interested contributors should send a 200 word abstract with a brief biographical note to mwebb@pi.ac.ae or albert.wijeweera@scu.edu.au by 15 December 2011. Authors of selected abstracts will be contacted in early 2012. Final contributions will be subject to a process of peer review before publication.

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