In the five years since the first edition of Conflict and Development was published the awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown exponentially. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict reconstruction. The book explores the complexity of the links between violent conflict (usually civil wars) and development, under-development and uneven development. The second edition incorporates significant changes in the field including the G7+ initiative, the New Deal on Fragile States, World Trade talks, major policy documents from the UNDP and World Bank and updates on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Introduction 1. Poverty, profit and the political economy of violent conflict 2. Institutions: Hardware and software 3. People: Participation, civil society and gender 4. Conflict resolution, transformation, reconciliation and development 5. Postwar Reconstruction and Development 6.Development, Aid and Violent Conflict Conclusions