Conflict, civil war and underdevelopment

This article has been written by S. Mansoob Mursheed and discusses as to how the internal conflict and civil was in under-developed countries can really lead to increase in poverty and under-development.

This basic finding of this article includes some of the implicit recommendations as to how the internal conflict can be negotiated and what are some of the means through which this can be achieved. Writer’s basic argument is based on the assumptions that the internal conflict in developed does not result into civil war rather due to institutionalization; such conflicts are amicably resolved however, when it comes to under-developed world, such conflicts become more critical because of their socio-political significance.

This article also indicates towards the fact that internal conflict is multi-faceted and as such to tackle it in underdeveloped countries, it is really critical that a methodological approach must be adapted. Social stability created through social contacts is one of the ways through which internal conflict can be reduced or resolves besides ensuring that the probability of civil war does not arise.

The major implications of this article may include the assumptions that if the social stability is not achieved in low income countries, there are chances that there may be conflict based on the ethnic and religious basis. Public and economic policies shall therefore be specially directed at creating an environment which can support such stability and increase the social contact between different ethnic groups of the population. Writer is also of the view that war is not an irrational concept but underlying it there is certain internal as well as external socio-political causes which ignites war and other internal conflicts.