- Peace and Security -

Peace and Security

Chapters 20 - 24

What sustains conflict within countries?
Peace and war has had a relationship with development throughout human history. Regions of the world afflicted by conflict and violence present extreme poverty indicators even in times of global economic optimism. Through the political economy of violence and insecurity, this section examines governance structures and mechanisms to deal with conflict and post-conflict development at local and international levels. Two key conclusions arise: conflict hinders development; and, the path to post-conflict development can only be achieved through a process of local reconciliation with the assistance of external actors.

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