Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63497
Authors: 
Stewart, Frances
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/149
Abstract: 
The design of policies towards countries where major conflicts have ended is becoming a major issue in the development agenda partly because of the numbers of countries where such policy is relevant and partly because their situation tends to be among the most desperate. This paper is concerned with one major requirement in reconstruction policies that is often overlooked: that is to design policies which will reduce the horizontal inequalities which are often a major source of conflict. If they do not, there will be a danger of renewed mobilization around them and a further outbreak of violence. The paper reviews the range of policies which would contribute to reducing horizontal inequalities. It also considers some political issues surrounding such policies, including potential political risks which can arise in adopting these types of policy. – inequality ; conflict ; reconstruction ; culture
JEL: 
D63
D74
O18
Z13
ISBN: 
9291909335
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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