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2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 425 Post-Conflict Reconstruction

This course introduces students to the main issues in post conflict reconstruction and the multiple challenges facing societies emerging from conflict. The objective of the course is to highlight the various dilemmas and needs of reconstruction and how these are generated by the specific dynamics of conflict. To do so, we adopt a comparative political economy approach that addresses many of the key issues affecting post conflict reconstruction in different conflict spaces, including the role of international actors; the relationship between socio-political peace and economic stability; the financing of reconstruction; the challenges of reconstituting domestic political relations after conflict; governance and institutional development; and the importance of social policy in facilitating reconstruction. This course also places emphasis on the applied side of post conflict reconstruction by introducing some of the techniques, policies and needs assessment strategies employed by international organizations in advancing reconstruction policies and strategies.