Book Launch MPW

Bericht vom 15. Januar 2009

January 14, 2009         

Tony Addison and Tilman Brück have launched their new book „Making Peace Work: The Challenges of Social and Economic Reconstruction” in a seminar co-hosted by DIW Berlin and the United Nations Association of Germany. In the seminar on 14 January, the editors of the volume provided insights into some of the main issues that arise in post-conflict economic and social reconstruction, and offered examples of what works, and what does not. They stressed the need for equally promoting peace, participation and prosperity in developing countries emerging from war, and to pay attention to justice and distributional issues in reconstruction. The volume discusses these issues in a series of topical chapters ranging from ethical debates and horizontal inequality to fiscal issues and health system rehabilitation. In their presentations, Addison and Brück stressed the need for developing local capacities and achieving quick wins, in part to “spoil the spoilers” of peace. Dr. Beate Wagner, Secretary General of the United Nations Association of Germany who chaired the meeting, echoed this sentiment by calling for greater consistency and coherence in post-war reconstruction. The presentations were followed by a lively debate with an audience of over forty participants from academia, government and civil society.
              
Details of the book
        
The book is a collaborate product of UNU/WIDER and DIW Berlin building on UNU-WIDER’s research on ‘Making Peace Work: Conflict and Post Conflict Societies’, carried out with financial support of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Making Peace Work: The Challenges of Social and Economic Reconstruction.
Edited by Tony Addison and Tilman Brück, Palgrave Macmillan, November 2008.
Hardback: £65.00, ISBN: 978-0-230-22245-8

Summary: Tony Addison and Tilman Brück have launched their new book „Making Peace Work: The Challenges of Social and Economic Reconstruction”