In the five years since the first edition of Conflict and Development was published the awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown exponentially. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict reconstruction. The book explores the complexity of the links between violent conflict (usually civil wars) and development, under-development and uneven development. The second edition incorporates significant changes in the field including the G7+ initiative, the New Deal on Fragile States, World Trade talks, major policy documents from the UNDP and World Bank and updates on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
'This book is written from a critical perspective in that it brings people back in to social science and questions orthodox assumptions and perspectives. Its use of real cases brings the theory closer to reality and allows the authors to reach a broad audience. As such, the book is an excellent read for academics as well as for students and anyone with an interest in conflict and development will get a practical and challenging introduction to the issues facing disadvantaged people in the contemporary international system.' - Paul Jackson, University of Birmingham
Introduction 1. Poverty, profit and the political economy of violent conflict 2. Institutions: Hardware and software 3. People: Participation, civil society and gender 4. Conflict resolution, transformation, reconciliation and development 5. Postwar Reconstruction and Development 6.Development, Aid and Violent Conflict Conclusions