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By Arnim Langer, Graham K. Brown

Nations rising from civil battle or protracted violence frequently face the daunting problem of rebuilding their economic climate whereas concurrently developing the political and social stipulations for a strong peace. The implicit assumption within the overseas neighborhood that speedy political democratisation in addition to fiscal liberalisation holds the foremost to sustainable peace is belied through the studies of nations equivalent to Iraq and Afghanistan. usually, the demanding situations of post-conflict reconstruction revolve round the timing and sequencing of other reform which may have contradictory implications. Drawing on a number of thematic reviews and empirical circumstances, this booklet examines how post-conflict reconstruction rules might be greater sequenced so one can advertise sustainable peace. The ebook presents proof that many reforms which are usually considered significant in post-conflict societies might be higher regarded as long term ambitions, and that the rapid critical for such societies can be 'people-centred' policies.

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In the former, Lord Copper, a London newspaper magnate tells the novice war reporter William Boot how an ongoing African war is to be reported in his newspaper, The Beast: I never hamper my correspondents in any way. What the British public wants first, last and all the time is News. Remember that the Patriots are in the right and are going to win. The Beast stands with them four-square. But they must win quickly. The British public has no interest in a war which drags on indecisively. A few sharp victories, some conspicuous acts of personal bravery on the Patriot side and a colourful entry into the capital.

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Having sketched the notion of political time, this paper now turns its attention to sociological time. This section hopes to illustrate the artificiality and privileged nature of political time and its removal from everyday aspects of life. Focusing on sociological time is also in keeping with a contemporary trend in the study of peace and conflict—a move towards examining conflict and related phenomena through bottom-up lenses. The literature has seen what can be described as micro, local, and sociological ‘turns’ that have sought to rebalance the traditional focus on top-down, statist and institutional approaches (Justino, Brück, and Verwimp ; Mac Ginty and Richmond ; Brewer ).

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