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World Bank, NGOs and the private sector in post-war reconstruction

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2002) World Bank, NGOs and the private sector in post-war reconstruction. International Peacekeeping, 9 (2). pp. 81-98. ISSN 1353-3312

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Identification Number: 10.1080/714002724


Addressing violent conflict is increasingly becoming an integral part in the agenda of many international organizations, including those traditionally involved in development assistance. Their approach and operational practices, however, continue to be based on the postulates of a neo-liberal economic paradigm, which lacks the conceptual tools for understanding conflict as a specific social construct. This analysis looks at recent experience - their roles and relevance - of the World Bank, NGOs and the private sector in assisting the rehabilitation of war-torn societies. It argues that the engagement of these three social actors in reconstruction in the aftermath of new types of conflict characteristic of the contemporary era has failed to penetrate to the root causes of conflict. It suggests that a new approach to understanding the nature of contemporary violence is needed as a precondition for formulating a response that can adequately correspond to the needs of the conflict-affected population.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2002 Routledge
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2009 16:02
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024 20:30

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