Post-Conflict Economies in Africa (International Economic Association Series Volume 140)

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This volume brings together a collection of papers which review the wide-ranging issues arising out of post-conflict economies in Africa. Case studies drawing on experiences from West, Central and Southern Africa, illuminate and complement the thematic overview. Extensive analysis illustrates the policies and strategies available for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-conflict African economies to establish sustainable political, social and financial institutions which promote stability, growth and ...

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Overview

This volume brings together a collection of papers which review the wide-ranging issues arising out of post-conflict economies in Africa. Case studies drawing on experiences from West, Central and Southern Africa, illuminate and complement the thematic overview. Extensive analysis illustrates the policies and strategies available for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-conflict African economies to establish sustainable political, social and financial institutions which promote stability, growth and equity and reduce the risks of conflict recurring.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781403943460
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/16/2005
  • Series: International Economic Association , #140
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economics at Oxford University. He is also Professor Associate at CERDI, Universit‚ d'Auvergne and Fellow of the CEPR, London.

Augustin Kwasi Fosu is currently the the Senior Policy Advisor/Chief Economist of the Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : post-conflict economies in Africa
1 Post-conflict reconstruction in Africa : some analytical issues 3
2 The economic and political consequences of conflict and implications for post-conflict recovery in Africa 18
3 Economic policy in post-conflict societies 45
4 Ethnicity, institutions of governance and conflict avoidance 57
5 Liberia and Sierra Leone : interwoven civil wars |77
6 The Nigerian Civil War : causes and aftermath 91
7 The economics of civil conflict in Africa : the case of Chad 109
8 Conflict, post-conflict and economic performance in Ethiopia 125
9 Prospects for sustainable peace and post-conflict economic growth in the Sudan 143
10 Entrenching peace in post-conflict economies : the case of Uganda 163
11 The challenge of transition from war to peace in Burundi 180
12 The political economy of post-conflict economic recovery : making peace substantial in Mozanbique 197
13 Transformation for post-conflict Angola 213
14 Post-conflict economies in Africa : synthesis and lessons 231
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