Proponents of markets tend to neglect the role that nonviolent action plays in fostering peaceful arrangements; scholars focused on nonviolent action tend to neglect the role of markets as a space for nonviolent action. This paper highlights an overlooked marvel of the marketthat market interactions foster a culture of peace through nonviolent action.
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Yahya Alshamy is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University, and a research fellow at the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies.
Joshua D. Ammons is a PhD student in the department of economics at George Mason University.