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A roundtable discussion with the authors of “Ending Wars, Consolidating Peace: Economic Perspectives” ed. Mats Berdal and Achim Wennmann (Routledge Press, 2010)


JENNIFER HAZEN, Research Fellow, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

ALEX NICOLL, Director of Editorial; Editor, Strategic Survey and Strategic Comments; and Director, Economics and Conflict Resolution Programme, IISS
JAMES COCKAYNE, Senior Fellow and Director, New York Office, Center for Global Counterterrorism Cooperation
ACHIM WENNMANN, Researcher, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
JEAN-MARIE GUÉHENNO, Director of Center for International Conflict Resolution and Arnold A. Saltzman Professor in the Professional Practice of International and Public Affairs
Introduced by: RICHARD BETTS, Director, SIWPS

The transition from war to peace is fraught with tension and the risk of a return to bloodshed. With so much at stake, it is crucial that the international community and local stakeholders make sense of the complex mosaic of challenges, to support a lasting, inclusive and prosperous peace. Recent missions, such as in Afghanistan, Somalia or Sudan, have highlighted the fact that there can be no one-size-fits-all approach to steering countries away from violence and towards stability.  This Adelphi book offers a series of economic perspectives on conflict resolution, showing how the challenges of peacebuilding can be more effectively tackled.
From the need to marry diplomatic peacemaking to development efforts, and activate the private sector in the service of peacebuilding aims, to the use of taxes and natural-resource revenues as a financial base for sustainable peace, this book considers how economic factors can positively shape and drive peace processes. It examines the complex ways in which power and order may be manifested in conflict zones, where unpalatable compromises with local warlords can often be the first step towards a more lasting settlement.

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