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Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic
trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degredation, pandemic diseases, organized
crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can
control alone. Arms can't address such concerns.
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20th Annual International Annual Conference
on Economics and Security The Twentieth
International Annual Conference on Economics and Security will be
held at TED University, Ankara, Turkey on June 16-17, 2016.
presentations that address any issue relating to peace and
security broadly defined. The conference strives for a multi-disciplinary
program comprising contributions with a wide range of theoretical
and methodological approaches, including strictly theoretical
work, game theory and formal modeling, statistical and
econometric analysis, qualitative studies, and experiments.
programs to support the most vulnerable
disarmament, conflict prevention & resolution, human security
services/social justice, human rights, gender equality and green
development, new production and consumption patterns,
strongly believe the absolutely necessary ‘great transformation’
of global human society can only be achieved when also
reallocating military expenditure and handling conflict
differently. After all, we are facing ä crisis of civilization,
which is more far-reaching than an ecological and economic crisis
alone. We are living on one single Planet Earth but exploiting
its resources as if We had three. We witness how our predominant
economic and Developmental model has failed to provide justice,
livelihood and human security for all. We now also face the
resurgence of militarism and confrontational politics. Hence, we
view this priority shift in government spending as one element in
ä much broader global transformation towards ä green, socially
just and peaceful society. The main aim of this congress is to
bring the issue of military spending, often seen as a technical
question, into broad public debate and to strengthen the global
community of activism.
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Fighting the Next Global Financial Crisis By Robert J. Shiller for Project Syndicate,
May 18, 2016
do people mean when they criticize generals for “fighting the last
war”? It’s not that generals ever think they will face the same
weapon systems and the same battlefields. They certainly know
better. The error, to the extent that the generals make it, must
operate at a more subtle level. Generals are sometimes slow to
get around to developing plans and ordnance for those new weapon
systems and battlefields. And, just as important, they sometimes
assume that the public psychology and narratives that
influence their soldiers' morale are the same as in the last war.
is also true for regulators whose job is to prevent financial
crises. For the same reasons, they may be slow to change in
response to new situations. They tend to adapt only gradually to
changing public psychology. The need for regulation depends on public
perceptions of the last crisis, and, as George Akerlof and I argued in Animal Spirits,
these perceptions depend heavily on changing popular narratives.
latest progress reports from the Financial Stability Board (FSB)
in Basel outline definite improvements in stability-enhancing
financial regulations in 24 of the world’s largest economies.
Their “Dashboard” tabulates progress in 14 different regulatory
areas. For example, the FSB gives high marks for all 24 countries
in implementing the Basel III risk-based capital requirements.
the situation is not altogether reassuring. These risk-based
capital requirements may not be high enough, as AnatAdmati and
Martin Hellwig argued in their
influential book The
Bankers New Clothes. And there has been much less
progress in a dozen other regulatory areas that the FSB
Ending Poverty Means Closing the Gaps Between Women
and Men By Sri MulyaniIndrawati for The Huffington Post, May
world is a better place for women and girls in 2016 than even a
decade ago. But not for everyone, and definitely not everywhere:
This is especially true in the world’s poorest, most fragile
also particularly true regarding women’s economic opportunities.
Gender gaps in employment, business, and access to finance hold
back not just individuals but whole economies—at a time when we
sorely need to boost growth and create new jobs globally.
solutions to this problem are simple and others more complex, but
all demand expanded investment to effectively boost school
enrollment and completion rates, reduce deaths in childbirth, and
get more women into good jobs with access to financial services and
World Bank Group’s new Gender Equality Strategy charts an ambitious
course forward by focusing on approaches and interventions that
achieve concrete results. Our strategy draws on a reservoir of data
and evidence—gathered largely over the last decade and a half—that
points toward specific policy actions to close gaps and expand
equal opportunity for all.
Researcher/Senior Researcher, Military Expenditure
Project Stockholm International
Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm International Peace Research
Institute (SIPRI) seeks a talented and motivated researcher to run
the SIPRI military expenditure database while its manager is on
SIPRI is open to appointing either at
senior researcher or researcher level. We are looking for either a
well-established and experienced researcher or a highly promising
younger researcher. In principle, we prefer to recruit a Senior
Researcher but recognise that may not be
possible. We therefore encourage both senior and less senior
researchers to apply. Depending on the level at which we find it
possible to appoint, we will organise
around that so as to provide appropriate kind of support for either
its first issue, January 1981, the Brazilian Journal of Political
Economy is a peer reviewed journal, which sees economics as
with Keynesian, structuralist, or
institutionalist approaches are welcome.
The Journal publishes papers on development economics and
macroeconomics, adopting a historical-deductive method, as well
as papers criticizing economic theory.
Journal also welcomes applied papers containing relevant
research, having priority papers on developing countries.
In the revisions of the literature the Brazilian and
Latin-American relevant authors are not supposed to be left
In the case of econometric studies, the technical aspects are
supposed to be published only in the journal’s electronic
The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Volume
10, Number 2 (October 2015)
In addition to a four-article symposium on Afghanistan, this issue
contains three stand-alone articles. The first two, respectively by
Charles H. Anderton and by Sebastian Ille and Dina Mansour, both construct evoluationary game theory models to study the
social evolution of violence and potential levers for intervention
and the creation of peaceful environments. The third, by Uih Ran Lee, discusses the creation and
application of a new dataset on the intentional targeting of
civilians in war. The symposium on field research in Afghanistan is
introduced by guest editor Travers B. Child and contains articles
by Daniel Karrel, Greg Adams, Jan
Koehler, Kristof Gosztonyi, Keith Child,
and James Weir and HekmatullahAzamy.
social evolution of genocide across time and geographic space:
Perspectives from evolutionary game theory
Charles H. Anderton
atrocities and state formation: A game theoretic approach to
the case of ISIS
Sebastian Ille, Dina Mansour
of targeting civilians in armed conflicts Uih Ran Lee
the ground: Field research from Afghanistan
Travers Barclay Child
power, and grievances: Lessons for war and peace from rural
the proper edge: CERP and the two-sided potential of
military-led development in Afghanistan
mixed-methods impact evaluation: Making stabilization
assessments work for development cooperation
Jane Koehler, Kristof Gosztonyi,
Keith Child, BasirFeda
impediments to a Taliban peace process
James Weir, HekmatullahAzamy
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3rd International Summer School in Sarajevo and Srebrenica,
Learning from the past - Exploring the Role of Transitional
Justice in Rebuilding Trust in a Post-conflict Society
will be held at The International University of Sarajevo
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