Beyond Settlement: Making Peace Last After Civil Conflict
Vanessa E. Shields, Nicholas Baldwin
Associated University Presse, 2008 - Political Science - 413 pages
This collection examines and evaluates institution building and security sector reform in conflict states. It does so through an analysis of eighteen case studies covering eleven countries, spanning five continents and six decades. Each case study is written by an expert/practitioner. Some of the conflicts covered are ongoing, others have been resolved. Still others are in a peace-building or immediate post-conflict stage. The rationale behind having such a variety of case studies is so as to be able to examine the processes of institution building and security sector reform over time and through a variety of stages in order to identify and evaluate similarities and differences, successes and failures. In all of this the role of the editors has been to see if there are identifiable similarities and elements that can be applied across civil conflicts in attempts to make peace last as nations and peoples move beyond settlement. Vanessa E. Shields is Program Manager with a Washington, DC consultancy group primarily working with USAID, Nicholas D. J. Baldwin is Dean and Director of Operations at Wroxton College.
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The book is a great treatise on the post-conflict peace settlements; covers the areas of reconstructing political economic and security sector institutional building. I found it remarkably significant in so for my area of research, i.e. Institutional Development in Afghanistan: A Case Study of Karzai Era, is concerned. Ali Raza Momand.
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