At War's End: Building Peace after Civil Conflict

ISBN: 9780521541978
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2004-05-24
Number of pages: 304
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Exploring the challenge of rehabilitating countries after civil wars, this study finds that attempting to transform war-shattered states into liberal democracies with market economies can backfire badly. Roland Paris contends that the rapid introduction of democracy and capitalism in the absence of effective institutions can increase rather than decrease the danger of renewed fighting. A more effective approach to post-conflict peacebuilding would be to introduce political and economic reform in a gradual and controlled manner.

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