Hidden Interactions in the Economics of Peace and Conflict

Gearoid Millar (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

At a critical peacebuilding workshop in 2014, I presented findings from my ethnographic study of a bio-energy project in Sierra Leone, describing the unexpected economic impacts within local villages (see 2016, 2018a). Shortly afterwards, an economist attending the workshop stated – without apparent humour – that the challenge was to find out why people in these villages diverged from the economic models. For him, and many other economists, the problem lies not with the models, but with these strange people living outside the ordered rationality of homo-economicus.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalEconomic Anthropology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Aug 2019

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Hidden Interactions in the Economics of Peace and Conflict. / Millar, Gearoid (Corresponding Author).

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