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As international attention focuses on the rebuilding of Afghanistan, this collection looks critically at the evolution and meaning of the core concepts underpinning aims and strategies for recovery: the key role of institutional development and capacity building in establishing good governance, based on collaboration between state, civil society and market; the empirical consensus, over many decades, for best practice in development; the acknowledgement that recovery of war-torn societies is a development challenge. It is also shown that, despite this understanding, operational practice continues to contradict these principles and lessons learned from proven experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403920645
ISBN-10: 1403920648
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 213
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - S Barakat

KRISTIAN BERG HARPVIKEN Researcher, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, Univeristy of Oslo, Norway MARGARET CHARD Doctoral Candidate, PRDU, University of York, UK JARAT CHOPRA Faculty Member, Watson Institute, Brown Univeristy, USA JONATHAN GOODHAND Lecturer in Development Practice, University of London, UK NANCY HATCH DUPREE Senior Consultant, Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief in Peshwar TIM JACOBY Research Fellow, Univeristy of York, UK CHRIS JOHNSON Director of Strategic Monitoring Unit, Afghanistan JOLYON LESLEY South African architect WILLIAM LUME Director of the London-based Centre for Inter-African Relations, UK M.MILES Student of social responses to disability and disabled people in various cultural systems and historical periods ALPASLAN OZERDEM Lecturer in Post-Conflict Recovery, PRDU, University of York, UK ARNE STRAND Doctoral Candidate, PRDU, University of York, UK ASTRI SUHRKE Senior Research Fellow, Christian Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway ALEXANDER THIER Consultant to International Crisis Group, RAND and Governance in War-Torn Socieites Project of the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University GARETH WARDELL Research Fellow, PRDU, University of York, UK