National Borders, Conflict and Peace
29 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2009 Last revised: 9 Jul 2010
Date Written: December 2009
This paper reviews the economics approach to conflict and national borders. The paper provides a summary of ideas and concepts from the economics literature on the size of nations; illustrates them within an analytical framework where populations engage in conflict over borders and resources, and may form non-aggression pacts, military alliances, and political unions; and discusses extensions and directions for further research.
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