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Investing in Peace : How Development Aid Can Prevent or Promote Conflict.

Author: Robert J Muscat
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Muscat, Robert J.
Investing in Peace : How Development Aid Can Prevent or Promote Conflict.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Muscat
ISBN: 9781315703251 1315703254
OCLC Number: 929508655
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication ; Table of Contents ; Preface ; Acknowledgments ; Part I: Conflicts, Causes, and Economic Development ; 1. Introduction: Conflict and the International Development Agencies; The Focus of International Attention: Full-Blown Crises and Their Aftermath; The Search for More Effective Prevention; The Many Forms of Internal Conflict; International Terrorism; The Scope for Early Prevention; Mandates and Competence for an Overdue Responsibility; 2. Conflicts Fought, Conflicts Avoided: Nine Cases; Conflicts Fought: Aid Complicity. Pakistan: Complicity of Donor AdviceRwanda: Donor Culpability; Sri Lanka: Opportunities Taken, and Missed; Yugoslavia: Economic Rights and IMF Responsibility; Conflicts Contained, Conflicts Avoided: Some Aid Assists; Malaysia: Conflict Prevention as the Political-Economic Core; Thailand: Learning and Foresight; Bhutan: Accommodation; Mozambique: Preventing Conflict Recurrence; Mauritius: Ethnic Power-Sharing and Economic Equity Without Preferences; 3. Development and Conflict: Connections and Precursors; Development, Aid, and Conflict: The Peace Presumption. Development-Conflict Connections: Exacerbation or Amelioration?Democratic Optimism; Some Development Particulars: Illustrations of Conflict Effects; Conflict Modeling and Prediction; Getting from Causes to Interventions: Dense Reality versus Salient Focus; The Fallibility of Conflict Forecasting; Illusive but Real: Nonmaterial Motivations; Conclusion: Multiple Causes Call for Multiple Interventions; Part II: Toward an Agenda for Conflict Prevention ; 4. Relevance and Assessment; Conflict Assessment; 5. Inducing Nonviolent Politics and Conflict Management; Top-Down: Reengineering Politics. Development of Civil SocietyBottom-Up: Behavior Change and Civil Society; 6. Economic and Sector Policies: Reforms, Preferences, and Harmonization of Interests; Across-the-Board Reform; Privatization: Transfer of State Assets to Private Ownership; Labor Market Liberalization; Changes in Group Economic Rights; Preference Policies; Taxation; Internal Resource Allocation; Regional Preferences; Choosing Among Alternative Projects; Formal Education; Language Policy; Agriculture; Civil Service Reform and Modernization; Conclusion; Postscript: Demobilization; 7. Persuasion, Leverage, and Sanctions. The Role of Ideas: Against Utopianism, Triumphalism, and IgnoranceOrdinary Development Research: Illuminating Frictions and Fictions; Persuasion and Leverage; Resource Allocation Among Countries: From Support to Withdrawal; When Nothing Else Works: Sanctions; Donor Coordination: Practical Obstacles; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index.

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