This book studies the processes which lead to explosion of civil strife and tries to spell out the policy options available to address the challenges faced by post-conflict economies. It calls for a more integrated policy approach which can gradually repair trust in public institutions as it addresses the vulnerabilities and grievances that helped start the process.
Usually, such societies do not have the luxury of meeting the goals of security, reconciliation and development in a measured or sequenced manner: to avoid an immediate return to violence they must begin the recovery process on all fronts simultaneously.
Richard Kozul-Wright received his Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University, from where he joined the United Nations, first in New York working on the World Economic and Social Survey and, subsequently, at UNCTAD in Geneva, where he has worked on the World Investment Report, the Trade and Development Report and the Economic Development in Africa Report. He has published articles and books on a broad range of issues related to economic development and economic history.
Preface | Introduction | Development and Conflict: Theoretical and Empirical Linkages | Peace-building and the Social Contract | State-building for Peace-building: What theory and whose role? | The Impact of Armed Civil Conflicts on Household Welfare and Economic Recovery | Post-Conflict Recovery: Resource Mobilization and Reconstruction | Post-Conflict Recovery: Aid Effectiveness and Permanent Peace | Post-Conflict Recovery: Lessons from the Marshall Plan for the 21st Century