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14 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8
Course entry requirements: ECO4006F, ECO4007F and ECO4016F for Economic Honours
students. PPE (and other) students who do not have to complete the core as part of their degree
requirements may be granted permission to register for this elective at the discretion of the Head of
Course outline:
Peace, war and international security is an area in which economists are often conspicuous by their absence, to a degree that rivals the importance of economic issues to the problems at hand. This course considers the contribution that economics has and does make to the understanding of conflict war and peace, with a focus on Africa. It covers topics such the causes and economic effects of military spending; the economic causes and effects of conflict and terrorism; the economics of reconstruction; the international arms industry; and the international arms trade.
Lecture times: Tuesday: 09h00-10h45
DP requirements: None.
Assessment: Coursework consisting of one project 40%; examination 60%.

Last updated : 18 Apr 2018

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