Postconflict Development

Postconflict Development : Meeting New Challenges

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With the proliferation of civil wars since the end of the Cold War, many developing countries now exist in a ""postconflict"" environment, posing enormous development challenges for the societies affected, as well as for international actors. Postconflict Development addresses these challenges in a range of vital sectors, security, justice, economic policy, education, the media, agriculture, health, and the environment, in countries around the globe. The authors focus on the need to move beyond emergency relief to create new social and economic structures that can serve as the foundations for a lasting peace. Prosperity, they acknowledge, does not guarantee peace; but a lack of economic development will almost certainly lead to renewed violence. This conviction informs their thorough discussion of the policy dilemmas confronted in postconflict situations and a range of concrete, successful approaches to resolving them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588263274
  • 9781588263278

Table of contents

The Challenges of Postconflict Development, G. Junne and W. Verkoren. Building State Institutions, J.L. Herrero. Developing Local Governance, T. Hohe. Establishing the Rule of Law, M. Plunkett. Reintegrating Former Combatants, D. Salomons. Reconstructing Infrastructure, R.H. Brown. The Media's Role in War and Peacebuilding, R. Howard. Reforming Education, W.A. Degu. Reviving Health Care, V. van Schoor. Protecting the Environment, M. Bijlsma. Economic Policy for Building Peace, B. Kamphuis. Financing Reconstruction, T. Addison, A.R. Chowdhury, and S. M. Murshed. Donor Assistance: Lessons from Palestine for Afghanistan, R. Brynen. Donors and Civil Society, C. van der Borgh. Bringing It All Together: A Case Study of Mozambique, J. Hanlon. Bringing It All Together: A Case Study of Cambodia, W. Verkoren. Seeking the Best Way Forward, G. Junne and W. Verkoren.
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Review quote

"Addresses all the important topics linked to postconflict peacebuilding, with policy lessons/ prescriptions well illustrated by case studies. Postconflict Development will appeal to students, as well as to the academic community at large." - Carolyn Shaw, Wichita State University"
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