n Conflict Trends - Rwanda : the importance of local ownership of the post-conflict reconstruction process : peacebuilding

Volume 2003, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


In the post-Cold War era, with its characteristic proliferation of civil wars and intra-state conflicts, the erstwhile application of post-conflict reconstruction has become antiquated. The contemporary nature of wars now demands more holistic and innovative approaches to reconstruction efforts, beyond rebuilding physical infrastructure, to strengthening institutional and social infrastructures in areas where they already exist or fostering an enabling environment for their creation in more extreme cases.

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