Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

By Oxford University Press
Updated: 11/12/2010

By Graciana del Castillo. Oxford University Press. 2008

Achieving stabilization in a post-conflict context requires policymakers to manage a host of competing economic challenges. This review of the conceptual and practical issues faced in contemporary post-conflict economic reconstruction contexts provides valuable guidance for navigating this course. Among other priorities is recognizing that economic policies cannot pursue a “business-as-usual” development approach but must integrate considerations of social inclusion and political reconciliation that may be less economically efficient but more durable and stabilizing.

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