354 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
This key text brings together a team of leading contributors to address the complex issues of security reconciliation and reconstruction in post conflict societies.
Security, Reconstruction and Reconciliation is organized into four main sections:
The chapters offer a detailed and succinct exposition of the challenges facing post conflict societies by articulating the vision of a new society. With a foreword by Francis Deng, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Internally Displaced Persons, the authors discuss the issues in the context of possible solutions and lessons learnt in the field.
This new book is a valuable resource for researchers, policy makers and students in the fields of conflict resolution, security studies, law and development.
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PART I: The social, political, and economic dimensions of conflict
1 - Arms trafficking and the local political economy of conflict
2 - HIV/AIDS, conflicts, and security in Africa
3 - Transparency and accountability in the use of petroleum revenues: a fundamental ingredient for security, reconstruction, and reconciliation in Africa’s booming petro-states
4 - Protecting and reintegrating displaced women and children postconflict
PART II: Impact of conflict on women and children
5 - The impact of civil war on women and children in Africa
6 - Security and reconstruction in Africa: role of Security Council Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security
7 - Progress and hurdles on the road to prevent the use of children as soldiers and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration
8 - Enhancing the role of women in processes in postconflict countries: constitutional and legislative measures
PART III: Reconstruction and past human rights violations: healing the nations
9 - Truth commissions versus prosecutions: an African perspective
10 - Justice for whom? Assessing hybrid approaches to accountability in Sierra Leone
Chandra Lekha Sriram
11 - Victims’ responses to truth commissions: evidence from South Africa
PART IV: Disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, post-war reconstruction, and the building of a capable state and the role of the international community in the peace process
12 - Reconstruct governance to rouse Liberia, long forlorn
13 - The postconflict security gap and the United Nations peace operations system
Peter H. Gantz
14 - Africa’s security dilemma: national stability versus world security
15 - US security assistance and Africa: challenges of weapon sales and military aid
16 - Concluding Thoughts: after the fighting stops