Vol. 7 No. 2 (2012)

Tiffany Chou opens this issue of EPSJ with a piece on Afghanistan: Does development assistance reduce violence there? She finds that overall developing spending has no clear effect on mitigating rebel attacks. Based on Rwandan household-level data, Kade Finnoff examines the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence and links her findings to female employment and pre- and post-genocide data. Prakarsh Singh brings us to the Punjab, in India, examining the relation among crime, insurgency, and agricultural labor markets. More abtract pieces include Olaf de Groot detaling the many channels, and the difficulty, of estimating the cost of military engagments. Finally, Rupayan Gupta merges aspects of alliance theory with bargaining theory and mechanism design to think about the optimal design of transboundary security institutions.

Published: 2012-07-01


  • Does development assistance reduce violence? Evidence from Afghanistan

    Tiffany Chou
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.7.2.5
  • Intimate partner violence, female employment, and male backlash in Rwanda

    Kade Finnoff
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.7.2.14
  • Designing institutions for global security

    Rupayan Gupta
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.7.2.25
  • Insurgency, crime, and agricultural labor expenditure: Evidence from Punjab, 1978-1990

    Prakarsh Singh
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.7.2.33
  • Analyzing the costs of military engagement

    Olaf J. De Groot
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.7.2.41
  • Entire issue