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1 A Fresh Perspective on Economics and Equity

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This chapter examines freedom from want by focusing on economic growth. Differences in growth rates over the last two centuries have produced the present disparities between rich and poor countries. Growth also constitutes the principal avenue for poverty reduction. The chapter analyzes the role of institutional functioning in explaining the determinants of long-term growth. With regard to the freedom from fear, the chapter looks at violence as an alternative economic activity to peaceful production. The chapter then examines what economics can contribute to the understanding of the causes of civil war. It concludes by looking at the relationship between globalization and conflict, bearing in mind that civil war is only one form of violent organized internal conflict, and the fact that the relationship between economic progress, human security and equity may be non-linear, thus implying that procedural fairness is never enough for the achievement of equity.

Keywords: civil war; economics; equity; human security; poverty reduction



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