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Military expenditure in post-conflict societies

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Post-conflict situations face a high risk of reversion to conflict. We investigate the effect of military expenditure by the government during the first decade post-conflict on the risk of reversion. We contrast two theories as to the likely effects. In one, military spending deters conflict by reducing the prospects of rebel success. In the other it acts as a signal to the rebels of government intentions. In the signalling model, low military spending signals that the government intends to a...

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Not peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
Series:
CSAE working paper series
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:1fa10cdc-62d4-43e7-bf72-64f6131c4bb8
Local pid:
ora:2646
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English
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