By T. David Mason, James D. Meernik

This quantity presents an outline of the prices, merits, results, and customers for rebuilding international locations rising from violent clash.

The motive for this comes from the starting to be consciousness that, within the post-Cold struggle period and within the aftermath of September 11, our figuring out of clash and clash solution has to incorporate attention of the stipulations conducive to maintaining the peace in international locations torn by way of civil struggle or interstate clash. The chapters learn the clients for construction a sustainable peace from a couple of diverse views, interpreting:

  • the function of monetary development
  • democratization
  • respect for human rights
  • the power for renewal of conflict
  • the United Nations
  • and different severe subject matters.

In an age while 'nation-building' is once more at the foreign schedule, and students in addition to coverage makers notice either the super expenses and advantages in fostering constructed, democratic, peaceable and safe countries, the time has actually come for a e-book that integrates the entire elements of this crucial topic.

Conflict Prevention and Peace-building in Post-War Societies will entice scholars and students of peace reviews, diplomacy, safeguard experiences and clash solution in addition to coverage makers and analysts.

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An escalating cycle of repression and violence may ensue, culminating in a resumption of ethnic revolution or secession. In Sri Lanka, the Tamil minority found itself victimized by democratically enacted legislation that conferred advantages on the Sinhalese majority and institutionalized discrimination against the Tamil minority in such matters as admission to higher education, civil service positions, and officer positions in the military. A Sinhalese majority in parliament even enacted legislation making Sinhalese the official language and favoring Buddhism over Hinduism (the religion of the Tamil minority).

Democratic states are also less likely to repress nonviolent protest. Hence, opposition movements are not compelled by state repression to choose between withdrawing from politics in order to escape repression or shifting to violent tactics of their own in order to combat it. By contrast, weak authoritarian or semi-democratic post-conflict regimes (anocracies) lack both the institutional capacity to accommodate opposition grievances through electoral mechanisms and the coercive capacity to repress opposition movements preemptively.

In this sense, we would expect rebel victories to be more decisive than government victories, at least in the sense of eliminating the condition of dual sovereignty and thereby reducing the probability of civil war recurrence. As noted earlier, however, military victory by either side becomes less likely, the longer the civil war lasts. Therefore, past some point in the history of a civil war, conflict settles into a mutually hurting stalemate that can persist indefinitely and likely will unless some third party intervenes to mediate a settlement to the conflict.

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