Tony Addison and Tilman Brück's Making Peace Work, drawing on leading authorities on the political economy of war and peace, is the definitive volume on how to establish peace, participation, and prosperity in post-conflict societies. A major theme of contributors is war as both a breakdown of moral values and a disruption of property rights. The book emphasizes that reconstruction requires addressing moral, social, and economic concerns. —E. Wayne Nafziger, University Distinguished Professor of Economics & Editor, Journal of African Development, Kansas State University
A welcome interdisciplinary look at some of the most critical yet little understood issues post-conflict countries face. At the same time it challenges the international community to consider both the potential tensions and synergies of the peace-participation-prosperity triumvirate. —Borany Penh, conflict observer and international development expert
This volume offers a sober – and sobering – account of the challenges of pursuing the distinct but deeply interwoven goals of peace, prosperity, and participation.
—James K. Boyce, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Program on Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment
… an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the social and economic challenges of rebuilding war-torn countries, written by an outstanding group of scholars and practitioners. It does not dodge the tough questions. It is an essential guide for all those who are interested in peacebuilding. —Abiodun Williams, Vice President, Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention, United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC
This volume provides convincing evidence that unless the nature and causes of conflicts are well understood the priorities for overcoming conflicts turn out ineffective and implementation of re-building actions become deficient. The book implicitly points at the need for new ways of how development agents, peace enforcing military, government and judiciary can and must come together to be more effective. There are a lot of synergies between investment for peace and investment for poverty and hunger reduction. —Joachim von Braun, Director General of the International Food Policy Research InstituteDespite the large emergence of literature addressing the causes and consequences of conflict, research on how to deal with the post-conflict era is relatively scarce. However, the end of the conflict is not a sufficient condition for a peaceful post-conflict era. This book is a stimulating compilation of relevant research drawing attention on the many dimensions that need to be dealt with after a conflict ends. —Ana María Ibáñez Londoño, Director, Center for Economic Research, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá