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War and the Health of Nations

Zaryab Iqbal


Assessments of the costs of war generally focus on the financial, political, military, and territorial risks associated with involvement in violent conflict. Often overlooked are the human costs of war, particularly their effects on population well-being. This book explores these human costs by offering a large-scale empirical study of the relationship between armed conflict and population health. Working within the influential “human security” paradigm—which emphasizes the security of populations rather than states as the central object of global security—it analyzes the direct and indirect m ... More

Keywords: war, public health, armed conflict, population health, global security, refugees, forced migration, well-being, socio-economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758819
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zaryab Iqbal, author