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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/8737
Title: L'Afghanistan et la paix à travers le paradigme du développement: une évaluation critique
Autor: Merkel, Katharina
Keywords: peacebuilding
development
conflict resolution
poverty
Afghanistan
horizontal inequalities
Issue Date: 27-May-2011
Editorial: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Type: Artículo
Citación: Merkel, Katharina (2011). "L'Afghanistan et la paix à travers le paradigme du développement : une évaluation critique". Journal of conflictology, 2011, Vol. 2, num 1
Abstract: A plethora of academic literature claims that in the post Cold War political landscape, poverty and development deficits are key in sparking civil conflict. Out of this recognition a new paradigm has emerged which underpins the idea that, by working to overcome these deficits, the risk of conflict can be essentially reduced and/or mitigated. The 'peace through development' paradigm supports the assumptio n that development and security are essentially intertwined. In this paper I discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the paradigm within the Afghan context, addressing the two core questions: (1) how are poverty and development deficits connected to violence and conflict? and (2) what are the prerequisites for development to play a conducive role in the peacebuilding alchemy? This paper argues that at large, sustainable peace in Afghanistan can only be achieved through sustainable development. However, it also recognises the tremendous challenges faced to fully capitalise on the peace dividend that development might be able to provide, and at the same time develops a roadmap for more conflict-sensitive development programming.
Description: Peer reviewed
Language: eng
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/8737
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