The political economy of conflict: greed versus grievance argument

Have all conflicts a primarily material basis?

Part of scene 52 of the Bayeux Tapestry. This depicts mounted Normans attacking the Anglo-Saxon infantry.
11th century unknown — Lucien Musset, “The Bayeux Tapestry”, 2005, Boydell Press, ISBN 1–84383–163–5, p. 237

Methodological issues

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Because of missing data and weak statistics, we cannot say that there is sufficient evidence to argue a predominance of the material basis for conflicts.

Critical realist approach as a solution

Historical problems

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“Greed and grievance” arguments do not consider the historical context of war in general.

State policy and the context

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