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Rebuilding War-Torn StatesThe Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction$
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Graciana del Castillo

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.001.0001

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Introduction: Reconstruction off track

Introduction: Reconstruction off track

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(p.1) Introduction: Reconstruction off track
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Rebuilding War-Torn States
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Graciana del Castillo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0001

Iraq and Afghanistan are hardly alone in having to face failure in their transition to peace. Since the end of the Cold War, countries at low levels of development — ranging from Haiti to Timor-Leste, to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, and others in Africa, and several in the Balkans — have emerged from civil conflict to establish a fragile peace. Others, such as Colombia, the Palestinian territories, and Sudan, it is hoped, will begin such a transition soon. The purpose of the book is to integrate theoretical and practical issues related to post-conflict economic reconstruction in a methodical, comprehensive, consistent, and rigorous way to facilitate effective reconstruction and national reconciliation and to ensure that conflict will not recur. The book is based on personal experience but in addition provides a comprehensive review of the literature.

Keywords:   political economy, peacetime, effective reconstruction, review of the literature, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Colombia, Palestinian territories, Sudan

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