Vol. 4 No. 1 (2009)

This issue contains two symposia, one on defense innovation and one on the economics of conflict, with a focus on theory and micro-level evidence. In the first, Renaud Bellais studies defense innovation and venture capital, Sylvain Daffix and Yves Jacquin consider European defense R&D within a national innovation systems framework, and Peter Hall and Andrew James consider the structure of defense innovation and industry in the U.K. In the second symposium, guest edited with an introduction by Philip Verwimp, Mansoob Murshed considers social contracts, greed, and grievance, Zulfan Tadjoeddin and Anis Chowdhury consider violence in Indonesia, Ana Maria Ibanez, looks at forced displacement in Colombia, and Steven Spittaels and Filip Hilgert use conflict mapping to analyze the situation in the DR Congo. In addition, in four stand-alone articles, Christopher Warburton considers war and exchange rate valuation, Steve Chan reviews the democratic peace thesis, Steve Townsend writes on petropolitics, and Ronan Bar-El, Kobi Kagan, and Asher Tishler examine issues of long and short term military planning.
Published: 2009-01-01


  • Defense innovation at any (out of control) cost? The stalemate in today's R&D and an alternative model

    Renaud Bellais
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.6
  • Defense R&D and national R&D systems: A European outlook

    Sylvain Daffix, Yves Jacquin
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.14
  • Industry structure and innovation in the U.K. defense sector

    Peter Hall, Andrew James
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.23
  • Symposium on the economics of conflict: Theory and micro-level evidence

    Philip Verwimp
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.30
  • Conflict as the absence of contract

    Mansoob S. Murshed
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.32
  • Socioeconomic perspectives on violent conflict in Indonesia

    Zulfan M. Tadjoeddin, Anis Chowdhury
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.39
  • Forced displacement in Colombia: Magnitude and causes

    Ana Maria Ibanez
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.48
  • Are Congo's mines the main target of the armed groups on its soil?

    Steven Spittaels, Filip Hilgert
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.55
  • War and exchange rate valuation

    Christopher E.S. Warburton
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.62
  • The democratic peace proposition: An agenda for critical analysis

    Steve Chan
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.70
  • Friedman's First Law fails: Oil prices do not predict freedom

    Steve Townsend
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.78
  • Short-term versus long-term military planning

    Ronen Bar-El, Kobi Kagan, Asher Tishler
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.4.1.84
  • Entire issue