Images of warn-torn societies, and of the disruption and devastation that inevitably result, are a regular feature of today's media. How can such societies, devastated by war, be successfully rehabilitated? What are the challenges of reconstruction and development? "After the Conflict" brings together a team of leading researchers and professionals with wide involvement in post-conflict scenarios - including Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kosovo, Somalia and Indonesia - to address these issues. Drawing upon their extensive experience, they set out the requirements they have found to be necessary to successful long-term reconstruction. This unique work draws together for the first time in a single volume the wide range of specialist knowledge necessary to this major international concern and presents vital new insights essential to successful long-term reconstruction and development of countries in the aftermath of war.
Sultan Barakat is the Director of the University of York's Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), renowned as the world's leading research centre dedicated to the study of the aftermath of war.