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The Cost of Peaceful Behaviour

  title={The Cost of Peaceful Behaviour},
  author={Tony Addison and Philippe Le Billon and Syed Mansoob Murshed},
War provides economic opportunities, such as the capture of valuable natural resources, that are unavailable in peacetime. However, belligerents may prefer low-intensity conflict to total war when the former has a greater pay-off. The paper therefore uses a two-actor model to capture the continuumfrom total war to complete peace that often characterises Africa's conflicts. This is in contrast to the existing literature with its focus on mutually exclusive states of total war o complete peace… Expand
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