1st Edition

Recovery from Armed Conflict in Developing Countries An Economic and Political Analysis

Edited By Geoff Harris Copyright 1999
    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    This comprehensive work examines ways in which developing countries may achieve economic, political and social reconstruction in the wake of armed conflict. International researchers discuss such issues as women and children in the recovery process, refugees and the role of aid, the reintegration of ex-combatants and community-led recovery. Case studies focus upon Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Mozambique, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

    Glossary Contributors Preface 1. Armed Conflict in Developing Countries: Extent, Nature and Causes Geoff Harris 2. The Costs of Armed Conflict in Developing Countries Geoff Harris 3. Structural Violence, Positive Peace and Peacebuilding Geoff Harris and Neryl Lewis 4. Reconstruction, Recovery and Development: the Main Tasks Geoff Harris 5. Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Geoff Harris and Neryl Lewis 6. The Tasks of Political Recovery Neryl Lewis , Geoff Harris and Ellsa dos Santos 7. Social Recovery from Armed Conflict Neryl Lewis 8. Financing Recovery and Reconstruction, with particular reference to foreign assistance Geoff Harris and Neryl Lewis 9. The Demobilisation and the Reintegration of Ex-combatants Geoff Harris and Neryl Lewis 10. Women and Children in the Recovery Process Neryl Lewis 12. Refugees and the Internally Displaced Neryl Lewis 12. The Centrality of Community-led Recovery Rebecca Spence 13. Reconstructing Afghanistan: Opportunities and Challenges William Maley 14. Angola: Can Structural Readjustment Lead to Peace Khablele Matlosa^n 15. Cambodia: The Complex Case of Legitimacy Peter Bartu 16. South Africa Gavin Cawthra 17. The Problems of Post-conflict Recovery and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Sumanasiri Liyanage


    Geoff Harris is Associate Professor in Economics at the University of New England, Australia, where he also coordinates the Centre for Peace Studies. A development economist by training, his recent publications address the impact of military expenditure and the costs of armed conflict in developing countries.