Investing in Peace: Aid and conditionality after civil wars

Paperback | November 30, 2002

byJames K. Boyce

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This book analyzes the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars, drawing on recent experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It focuses on the potential for peace conditionality, linking aid to steps to implement accords and consolidate the peace. The book explores how aid can encourage domestic investment in peace-related needs; the reconciliation of long-run peacebuilding objectives with short-run humanitarian imperatives; and the obstacles that donors' priorities and procedures pose to effective aid for peace. It concludes that investing in peace requires not only the reconstruction of war-torn societies but also the reconstruction of aid itself.

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This book analyzes the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars, drawing on recent experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It focuses on the potential for peace conditionality, linking aid to steps to implement accords and consolidate the peace. The book explores how ai...

James K. Boyce is a professor of Economics at the Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he directs the programme on development, peacebuilding, and the environment at the Political Economy Research Institute.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:November 30, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019851669X

ISBN - 13:9780198516699

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Aid for Peace?2. The Internal Politics of External Existence3. Peace Dividends: Aid and Fiscal Policy4. The Humanitarian Dilemma5. Obstacles to Peace ConditionalityConclusion