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Conflict Prevention and Peace-building in Post-War Societies
Sustaining the Peace

ISBN 9780415544955
Published February 9, 2006 by Routledge
300 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides an overview of the costs, benefits, consequences, and prospects for rebuilding nations emerging from violent conflict.

The rationale for this comes from the growing realization that, in the post-Cold War era and in the aftermath of 9/11, our understanding of conflict and conflict resolution has to include consideration of the conditions conducive to sustaining the peace in nations torn by civil war or interstate conflict. The chapters analyze the prospects for building a sustainable peace from a number of different perspectives, examining:

  • the role of economic development
  • democratization
  • respect for human rights
  • the potential for renewal of conflict
  • the United Nations
  • and other critical topics.

In an age when 'nation-building' is once again on the international agenda, and scholars as well as policy makers realize both the tremendous costs and benefits in fostering developed, democratic, peaceful and secure nations, the time has truly come for a book that integrates all the facets of this important subject.

Conflict Prevention and Peace-building in Post-War Societies will appeal to students and scholars of peace studies, international relations, security studies and conflict resolution as well as policy makers and analysts.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Sustaining the Peace in the Aftermath of Conflict Jim Meernik and David Mason  Part 1: Conflict Prevention: Working toward "Negative" Peace  2. Sustaining the Peace: Stopping the Recurrence of Civil Wars David Mason and Jason Quinn  3. Structuring the Peace: Negotiated Settlements and the Construction of Conflict Management Institutions Caroline Hartzell  4. Reconstructing Strife-Torn Societies: Third Party Peacebuilding in Intrastate Disputes, 1945-2002 Mark J. Mullenbach  5. The OSCE’s Approach to Conflict Prevention and and Post Conflict Rehabilitation Bruce George and Anthony McGee  Part 2: Peacebuilding: Working toward Positive Peace in Post Conflict Societies  6. Paths to Peacebuilding: The Transformation of Peace Operations Paul Diehl  7. Can Liberal Intervention Build Liberal Democracy? Mark Peceny and Jeffrey Pickering  8. Just the Good, No Bad and Ugly: The Regional Impact of Externally Imposed Democracy Andrew Enterline and Michael Greig  9. The Use of Military Force to Promote Human Rights Jim Meernik, Steve Poe and Erum Sheikh  10. Can Truth Reconcile Divided Nations? James Gibson  11. Violence, Participation and Democratic Norms: Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Post-Conflict Central America John A. Booth and Patricia Bayer Richard  12. Post-Conflict Economic Development and Sustaining the Peace Seonjou Kang  13. The Economics of Sustaining the Peace Constance Elliott and Lani Elliott  14. Conclusion Jim Meernik and David Mason

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