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Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Graciana del Castillo

Abstract

With the end of the Cold War, countries coming out of internal conflicts have embarked on a complex transition to peace. Violence must give way to public security. Political exclusion must cave in to the rule of law and participatory government. Former enemies must learn to live with each other and strive for national reconciliation. War-torn and mismanaged economies must reconstruct and provide a decent and licit living for their citizens. This book argues that because economic reconstruction takes place amid the constraints imposed by this multi-pronged transition, it is fundamentally differ ... More

Keywords: post-conflict, economic reconstruction, Cold War, internal conflict, peace, political transition, rule of law, public security, national reconciliation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199237739
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graciana del Castillo, author
Associate Director and Research Scholar, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University

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