Rev Austrian Econ (2014) 27:341–344 DOI 10.1007/s11138-013-0241-9 Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers, The handbook on the political economy of war Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2011. xii + 634 Pages. £47.00 (paper) Thomas K. Duncan Published online: 21 September 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 Chistopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers have constructed a very comprehensive reference guide for anyone conducting research into the political economy of war. The Handbook on the Political Economy of War is quite dense, comprised of 605 pages, broken into seven sections and 28 chapters, with each section contributing to its own aspect of war research. Though dense, the handbook is very accessible and provides a range of information from surveys on the importance of general power structures to the more nuanced models of torture and the confidence signals inherent in asset pricing during the post-conflict recovery period. The handbook covers important topics such as why wars begin, how they are conducted, what happens after fighting ceases, and what some alternatives to war may be. Each section, and nearly every chapter, offers the reader avenues for new research into its respective area of study. Each section also provides a
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