At War's End: Building Peace after Civil Conflict

At War's End: Building Peace after Civil Conflict

by Roland Paris
     
 

All fourteen major peacebuilding missions launched between 1989 and 1999 shared a common strategy for consolidating peace after internal conflicts : immediate democratization and marketization. This volume argues that transforming war-shattered states into market democracies is a basically sound idea, but that pushing the process too quickly can have damaging and… See more details below

Overview

All fourteen major peacebuilding missions launched between 1989 and 1999 shared a common strategy for consolidating peace after internal conflicts : immediate democratization and marketization. This volume argues that transforming war-shattered states into market democracies is a basically sound idea, but that pushing the process too quickly can have damaging and destabilizing effects. A more sensible approach would first establish a system of domestic institutions capable of managing the disruptive effects of democratization and marketization, and only then phase in political and economic reforms as conditions warrant. Avoiding the problems that marred many peacebuilding missions in the 1990s will require longer-lasting, better-planned, and ultimately more intrusive forms of intervention in the domestic affairs of war-torn states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521541978
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. IFoundations
1The origins of peacebuilding13
2The liberal peace thesis40
Pt. IIThe peacebuilding record
3Introduction to the case studies55
4Angola and Rwanda : the perils of political liberalization63
5Cambodia and Liberia : democracy diverted79
6Bosnia and Croatia : reinforcing ethnic divisions97
7Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala : reproducing the sources of conflict112
8Namibia and Mozambique : success stories in southern Africa?135
Pt. IIIProblems and solutions
9The limits of Wilsonianism : understanding the dangers151
10Toward more effective peacebuilding : institutionalization before liberalization179
11Lessons learned and not learned : Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, and beyond212
Conclusion235
Bibliography237
Index281

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