A Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence, and Development

Hardcover | January 12, 2014

EditorPatricia Justino, Tilman Bruck, Philip Verwimp

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This volume presents an innovative new analytical framework for understanding the dynamics of violent conflict and its impact on people and communities living in contexts of violence. Bringing together the findings of MICROCON, an influential five year research programme funded by the EuropeanCommission, this book provides readers with the most current and comprehensive evidence available on violent conflict from a micro-level perspective. MICROCON was the largest programme on conflict analysis in Europe from 2007-2011, and its policy outreach has helped to influence EU developmentpolicy, and supported policy capacity in many conflict-affected countries. Whilst traditional studies into conflict have been through an international / regional lens with the state as the primary unit of analysis, the micro-level perspective offered by this volume places the individuals, households, groups and communities affected by conflict at the centre of analysis.Studying how people behave in groups and communities; and how they interact with the formal and informal institutions that manage local tensions, is crucial to understanding the conflict cycle. These micro-foundations therefore provide a more in-depth analysis of the causes and consequences ofviolent conflict. By challenging the ways we think about conflict, this book bridges the gap in evidence, allowing for more specific and accurate policy interventions for conflict resolution and development processes to help reduce poverty in the lives of those affected by conflict. This volume is divided into four parts. Part I introduces the conceptual framework of MICROCON. Part II focuses on individual and group motivations in conflict processes. Part III highlights the micro-level consequences of violent conflict. The final section of this volume focuses on policyimplications and future research agenda.

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This volume presents an innovative new analytical framework for understanding the dynamics of violent conflict and its impact on people and communities living in contexts of violence. Bringing together the findings of MICROCON, an influential five year research programme funded by the EuropeanCommission, this book provides readers with...

Patricia Justino is a development economist specialising in applied microeconomics. Her research work focuses on the impact of violence and conflict on household welfare and local institutional structures, the micro-foundations of violent conflict, and the implications of violence for economic development. Dr Justino has led several re...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 12, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Understanding Violent Conflict from a Micro-Level Perspective1. Patricia Justino, Tilman Bruck, and Philip Verwimp: Micro-Level Dynamics of Conflict, Violence, and Development: A New Analytical Framework2. Timothy Raeymaekers: The Social Geography of Armed Conflict3. Jose Cuesta and Syed Mansoob Murshed: Greed, Grievance, and GlobalizationPart II: Individual and Group Motivations in Conflict Processes4. Yvan Guichaoua: Group Formation, Identities, and Violent Mobilization: Evidence from Nigeria and Niger5. Frances Stewart: Inequality, Conflict, and Policy: A Review of some MICROCON Findings6. Michael Emerson: Interculturalism: Europe and its Muslims in Search of Sound Societal ModelsPart III: Micro-Level Consequences of Violent Conflict7. Julie Litchfield: Poverty, Livelihoods, and Violent Conflict8. Philip Verwimp and Olivia D'Aoust: Risk, Security, and Coping Mechanisms in Contexts of Violent Conflict: Evidence from Rwanda and Burundi9. Chiara Altare and Debarati Guha-Sapir: The Burden of Armed Conflict: A Public Health Approach10. Roger Zetter, Andrea Purdekova, and Ana Maria Ibanez Londono: Violence, Conflict, and Mobility: A Micro-Level Analysis11. Colette Harris: What Can Applying a Gender Lens Contribute to Conflict Studies? A Review of Selected MICROCON Working PapersPart IV: Policy Implications and Future Research Agenda12. Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Bruck and Nina Wald: Evaluating Programmes in Conflict-Affected Areas13. Nathalie Tocci: EU, Conflict Transformation, and Civil Society: Promoting Peace from the Bottom Up?14. Patricia Justino: Research and Policy Implications From a Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence, and Development