The Economics of Political Violence: The Effect of Political Instability on Economic Growth

Synopsis

The first work to expand the scope of traditional economic growth models to include political instability, this book examines the motivations an individual has for participating in an act of political violence and establishes the conceptual linkages between micro-level, individual-based theory and aggregate structural theories of political violence and revolution. Gupta also constructs a composite measure of political instability and then develops an integrated model of economic growth which incorporates political instability as an endogeneous variable.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990