Books

 

The initiative is producing six edited books (published by Earthscan) that include 150 case studies and other analyses from 60 conflict-affected countries and territories, written by 225 researchers, practitioners, and decision makers from around the world.  The books can be purchased online by clicking the links below.  Six months after each book is published, the individual chapters will also be available for download from this website.

 

For a complete list of all chapters/case studies, please click here. To search for a specific chapter/case study, please click here.

 

High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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For most post-conflict countries, the transition to peace is daunting. In countries with high-value natural resources – including oil, gas, diamonds, other minerals, and timber –the stakes are unusually high and peacebuilding is especially challenging. Resource-rich post-conflict countries face both unique problems and opportunities. They enter peacebuilding with an advantage that distinguishes them from other war-torn societies:...

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Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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When a country emerges from violent conflict, the management of the environment and natural resources has important implications for short-term peacebuilding and long-term stability, particularly if natural resources were a factor in the conflict, play a major role in the national economy, or broadly support livelihoods. Only recently, however, have the assessment, harnessing, and restoration of...

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Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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Claims to land and territory are often a cause of conflict, and land issues present some of the most contentious problems for post-conflict peacebuilding. Among the land-related problems that emerge during and after conflict are the exploitation of land-based resources in the absence of authority, the disintegration of property rights and institutions, the territorial effect of...

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Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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Water is a basic human need, and the provision of safe water is thus among the highest priorities during post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding. Water, sanitation, and the associated delivery infrastructure are also critical to economic development and the recovery of livelihoods in the aftermath of war. And despite predictions of “water wars,” shared waters have proved...

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Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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In developing countries around the world, local natural resources – such as charcoal, wildlife, and fisheries – have strong microeconomic and cultural importance. So vital to traditional livelihoods, these resources are unfortunately not exempt from the brutal effects of conflict. Contributing authors discuss strategies in managing these resources and supporting livelihoods in post-conflict environments.

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Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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Negotiating peace agreements, implementing humanitarian assistance, and developing legal frameworks are a few of the key issues involved in post-conflict natural resource management. What, indeed, is good governance? Contributing authors respond by assessing how governance should best address the cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions of post-conflict environments.

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