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ULFA in International Network: From Grievances to Greed
ULFA in international network: From grievances to greed

Essentially, there are two approaches to look at the causes of civil conflict or violent conflict in the society—the Greed, or the supply side of violence, model vis-à-vis Grievances model. The supply-side-of-violence model or greed theories have concentrated on economic opportunities in war. It argues that much of the post–cold war civil conflicts have been driven by not purely political reasons but rather powerful economic motives and agenda to grab booty. The Greed theorists concluded that conflict could be seen instead as the continuation of economics by other means. Warfare was to be better understood as ‘an instrument of enterprise and violence as a mode of accumulation’.1 Paul Collier's empirical ...

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