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Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction


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About the Book

This book provides a critical analysis of the changing discourse and practice of post-conflict security-promoting interventions since the Cold War, such as disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), and security-sector reform (SSR)

Although the international aid and security sectors exhibit an expanding appetite for peace-support operations in the 21st Century, the effectiveness of such interventions are largely untested. This book aims to fill this evidentiary gap and issues a challenge to 'conventional' approaches to security promotion as currently conceived by military and peace-keeping forces, drawing on cutting-edge statistical and qualitative findings from war-torn areas including Afghanistan, Timor Leste, Sudan, Uganda, Colombia and Haiti. By focusing on specific cases where the United Nations and others have sought to contain the (presumed) sources of post-conflict violence and insecurity, it lays out a new research agenda for measuring success or failure.

This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, conflict and development and security studies in general.


About the Author:

Robert Muggah is Research Director of the Small Arms Survey at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415544405
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 20
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 17 mm
  • Weight: 439 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0415544408
  • Publisher Date: 31 Jan 2009
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 312
  • Series Title: Routledge Global Security Studies
  • Sub Title: Dealing With Fighters in the Aftermath of War
  • Width: 156 mm


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