Globalisation has spread neoliberal political economies worldwide, but is the globalising of this economic system a tool for spreading peace and prosperity, or a harbinger of conflict and war?
The authors examine the effect of neoliberalism on violent conflict and war-making in Sudan, the Ivory Coast, Peru and Colombia. Through quantitative and qualitative analyses they challenge advocates and opponents of neo-liberal reforms, revealing that the shift to neoliberal policies has produced widely diverging outcomes in different contexts; proving that the notion of global neoliberal homogeneity is flawed.
Francisco Gutierrez is researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Politicos y Relaciones Internacionales. He is the co-editor of Economic Liberalization and Political Violence: Utopia or Dystopia? (Pluto, 2010). Gerd Schonwalder is the Director of Policy and Planning at IDRC, where he previously led the Peace, Conflict, and Development program. He is the co-editor of Economic Liberalization and Political Violence: Utopia or Dystopia? (Pluto, 2010).
Introduction 1. War, Peace and Liberalism: A Quantitative Approach to the Relation between Economic Globalisation and Armed Conflict*by Jairo Baquero Melo 2. Economic Liberalisation and Politics in Uganda by Frederick Golooba-Mutebi 3. Ivory Coast: The Political Economy Of A Citizenship Crisis by Richard Banegas 4. The Multiple Uses of Neo-liberalism War, New Frontier and Reconfiguration of the State in Sudan by Roland Marchal and Einas Ahmed 5. Colombia: The re-structuring of violence by Francisco Gutierrez Sanin 6. War and Neoliberal Transformation:The Peruvian Experience by Ramon Pajuelo-Teves 7. Conclusions by Gerd Schoenwalder and Francisco Gutierrez-Sanin Index