At War's End: Building Peace after Civil Conflict by Roland Paris

By Roland Paris

Exploring the problem of rehabilitating nations after civil wars, this research reveals that trying to remodel war-shattered states into liberal democracies with industry economies can backfire badly. Roland Paris contends that the swift creation of democracy and capitalism within the absence of powerful associations can bring up instead of lessen the risk of renewed battling. A more desirable method of post-conflict peacebuilding will be to introduce political and financial reform in a steady and regulated demeanour.

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32 The turning point came in 1989, with the launching of a UN mission to Namibia that set a number of precedents for the world body: For the first time, a UN field operation not only observed a cease-fire but also actively assisted in the creation of democratic political institutions within a sovereign 28 29 30 Ake 1997, p. 287. Article 21. A similar passage also appears in Article 25 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 31 Forsythe 1996, p. 111. 32 Gershman 1993, p. 9.

For an overview of the UNDP’s role in promoting democracy in peacebuilding operations, see Santiso 2002. 44 Annan 2000. Boutros-Ghali 1996, para. 21. See also Boutros-Ghali 1994. xml CY338/Paris 0521834120 The Origins of Peacebuilding March 5, 2004 8:37 25 Cold War. ”45 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe A similar evolution took place in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. ”46 This meant that all forms of government – both democratic and nondemocratic – enjoyed equal legitimacy within the organization.

When States sharing a culture of democracy are involved in a dispute, the transparency of their regimes may help to prevent accidents, avoid reactions based on emotion or fear and reduce the likelihood of surprise attack. .

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