From war to the rule of law : peacebuilding after violent conflicts / Joris Voorhoeve. [electronic resource]

Voorhoeve, J. J. C. [Browse]
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2007.
1 online resource (203 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).


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As recent events in Iraq demonstrate, countries that have suffered through civil war or rule by military regime can face a long, difficult transition to peaceful democracy. Drawing on the experiences of peacekeepers in Bosnia, Haiti, Rwanda, and Afghanistan, From War to Rule of Law demonstrates that newly emerging democracies may need much more than emergency economic support. Restoring the rule of law, Joris Voorhoeve shows, can involve the training of a new police force, for example, or the creation of an international war crimes tribunal. Any disregard for human rights or delay in civilian reconciliation can lead to serious resurgences in violence. Voorhoeve concludes by offering specific recommendations for members of the United Nations and the European Union, as well as individual donors. Given the nature of today's armed conflicts, From War to Rule of Law provides new hope for all those concerned about the lasting success of international peacekeeping missions.
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  • Front matter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Why this study?
  • 2. An overview of peacebuilding
  • 3. Towards typology and theory
  • 4. (Re) Establishing order
  • 5. (Re) Building the rule of law
  • 6. Resources and costs
  • 7. The European Union and post-conflict peacebuilding
  • 8. Conclusions and recommendations
  • List of Country illustrations, Tables, Text boxes and Maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • Further Reading
  • Some relevant websites
  • 1-281-28427-0
  • 9786611284275
  • 90-485-0152-0
  • 1-4356-4582-0
  • 437106980
  • 1110715630
  • 10.1515/9789048501526
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