This key text brings together a team of leading contributors to address the complex issues of security reconciliation and reconstruction in post conflict societies. Security, Reconstruction and Reconciliation is organized into four main sections: * the social, political, and economic dimensions of conflict * the impact of conflict on women and children * reconstruction and past human rights violations * disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, post-war reconstruction and the building of a capable state and the role of the international community in the peace process. The chapters offer a detailed and succinct exposition of the challenges facing post conflict societies by articulating the vision of a new society. With a foreword by Francis Deng, the UN Secretary General's Special Representative on Internally Displaced Persons, the authors discuss the issues in the context of possible solutions and lessons learnt in the field. This new book is a valuable resource for researchers, policy makers and students in the fields of conflict resolution, security studies, law and development.
List of illustrations List of contributors Foreword Acknowledgments List of abbreviations Introduction Muna Ndulo PART I: The social, political, and economic dimensions of conflict 1 - Arms trafficking and the local political economy of conflict William Reno 2 - HIV/AIDS, conflicts, and security in Africa Obijiofor Aginam 3 - Transparency and accountability in the use of petroleum revenues: a fundamental ingredient for security, reconstruction, and reconciliation in Africa's booming petro-states Ian Gary 4 - Protecting and reintegrating displaced women and children postconflict Erin Mooney PART II: Impact of conflict on women and children 5 - The impact of civil war on women and children in Africa Meredith Turshen 6 - Security and reconstruction in Africa: role of Security Council Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security Sherrill Whittington 7 - Progress and hurdles on the road to prevent the use of children as soldiers and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration Ilene Cohn 8 - Enhancing the role of women in processes in postconflict countries: constitutional and legislative measures Muna Ndulo PART III: Reconstruction and past human rights violations: healing the nations 9 - Truth commissions versus prosecutions: an African perspective Mark Kende 10 - Justice for whom? Assessing hybrid approaches to accountability in Sierra Leone Chandra Lekha Sriram 11 - Victims' responses to truth commissions: evidence from South Africa David Backer PART IV: Disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, post-war reconstruction, and the building of a capable state and the role of the international community in the peace process 12 - Reconstruct governance to rouse Liberia, long forlorn Byron Tarr 13 - The postconflict security gap and the United Nations peace operations system Peter H. Gantz 14 - Africa's security dilemma: national stability versus world security Marcel Kitissou 15 - US security assistance and Africa: challenges of weapon sales and military aid Matthew Schroeder 16 - Concluding Thoughts: after the fighting stops Milton Esman Bibliography