Rebuilding Afghanistan in Times of Crisis provides academics and researchers interested in planning, urbanism and conflict studies with a multidisciplinary, international assessment of the reconstruction and foreign aid efforts in Afghanistan.
The book draws together expert contributions from countries across three continents – Asia, Europe and North America – which have provided external aid to Afghanistan. Using international, regional and local approaches, it highlights the importance of rebuilding sustainable communities in the midst of ongoing uncertainties. It explores the efficacy of external aid; challenges faced; the response of multilateral international agencies; the role of women in the reconstruction process; and community-based natural disaster risk management strategies. Finally, it looks at the lessons learned in the conflict reconstruction process to better prepare the country for future potential human, economic, infrastructural and institutional vulnerabilities.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part I: Background Introduction Adenrele Awotona 1. Housing and Disaster Risk Management in Uncertain Times Adenrele Awotona 2. The Afghan Economy- A Historical Overview Peter Marsden 3. Locality and Power Sayed Asef Hossaini Part II: The Role of Women in the Reconstruction Process Introduction Adenrele Awotona 4. Women and Economic Development in Post Conflict Afghanistan Nicole B. Dhanraj, Hilary Johnson-Lutz and Thomas Rzemyk 5. International Development and Gender in Afghanistan Kristen Cordell 6. Women, Peace and Security Jorrit Kamminga 7. Reconstruction and Gender Shukria Dellawar and Christina Tsirkas Part 3: International Donor Community Responses Introduction Adenrele Awotona 8. Afghanistan and the Politics of Quagmire David N. Gibbs 9. China in Afghanistan Niklas L.P. Swanström and Julian Tucker 10. India's support for Afghanistan’s reconstruction Gareth Price 11. Afghanistan Imbroglio K. N. Tennyson 12. Evaluating World Bank Support to Building Capacity of the State and its Accountability to Citizens in Afghanistan Clay G. Wescott Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Afghanistan Adenrele Awotona Bibliography. Index
Adenrele Awotona, Professor of Sustainable Urban Development in the School for the Environment, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He was previously a Director of Studies for the British Council International Seminars ("Reconstruction after disasters") in the UK. He has also organized major international conferences (on Afghanistan, China, Iraq, Japan, etc.) and hosted a workshop for the U.S. Department of State (with participants from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay). A stream of publications has emanated from both his research and his consultancy services.