At War's End
Building Peace after Civil Conflict
By (author) Roland Paris
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At War's End by Roland Paris
Book DescriptionAll fourteen major peacebuilding missions launched between 1989 and 1999 shared a common strategy for consolidating peace after internal conflicts: immediate democratization and marketization. Transforming war-shattered states into market democracies is basically sound, but pushing this process too quickly can have damaging and destabilizing effects. The process of liberalization is inherently tumultuous, and can undermine the prospects for stable peace. A more sensible approach to post-conflict peacebuilding would seek, first, to establish a system of domestic institutions that are capable of managing the destabilizing effects of democratization and marketization within peaceful bounds and only then phase in political and economic reforms slowly, as conditions warrant. Peacebuilders should establish the foundations of effective governmental institutions prior to launching wholesale liberalization programs. Avoiding the problems that marred many peacebuilding operations in the 1990s will require longer-lasting and, ultimately, more intrusive forms of intervention in the domestic affairs of these states. This book was first published in 2004.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521834124
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roland Paris
Dilemmas of Statebuilding, Paperback (December 2008)
Explores the contradictions that emerge in international statebuilding efforts in war-torn societies. This book argues that international efforts to construct effective, legitimate governmental structures in these countries are necessary but fraught with contradictions and vexing dilemmas. It draws on the research on postwar peace operations.
At War's End, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Roland Paris
This 2004 book explores the challenge of rehabilitating countries after civil wars.
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