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    Building peace: challenges and strategies after civil war

    The Economics of Crime and Violence, World Bank, 1999
    Peacebuilding can improve the prospects that a civil war will be resolved.Although peacebuilding strategies must be designed to address particular conflicts, broad parameters that fit most conflicts can be identified.Strategies should address:local roots of hostilitylocal capacities for change(net) specific degree of international commitment available to assist change Th
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    AIDS: the undeclared war

    Stakeholder Forum, 2001
    Identifying the key issues relating to the war on HIV / AIDS as access to medication, cultural factors, lack of knowledge and resource short-fall this paper discusses broad areas of change needed to break current trends.The author goes on to suggest some more detailed policy responses for governments, ngos, the private sector and international institutions placing HIV /AIDS in the context of th
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    Gender equity and sustainable development

    Stakeholder Forum, 2001
    Positioning gender equity as an essential building block of sustainable development the paper "addresses a small number of gender-sensitive issues which need to be taken into account by policy-makers and stakeholders working on solutions to the urgent economic, political, social and environmental problems we face".The issues covered are:Human rights and self-determination - looking part
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    Policy for post-conflict societies: reducing the risks of renewed conflict

    The Economics of Crime and Violence, World Bank, 2000
    Post-conflict societies usually have high risks of renewed conflict during the first decade after conflict has ended.This paper shows that much can be done by both post-conflict governments and the international community to reduce these risks:each society can identify the structure of risks to establish the priorities for risk-reductionpolicies elaborated must be country-specific
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    Ethnicity, political systems and civil wars

    The Economics of Crime and Violence, World Bank, 2001
    This paper analyses the effect of ethnic division on civil war and the role of political systems in preventing these conflicts.
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    Partition as a solution to ethnic war: an empirical critique of the theoretical literature

    The Economics of Crime and Violence, World Bank, 2000
    This article aims to test the arguments that:physical separation of warring ethnic groups may be the only possible solution to civil warwithout territorial partition and forced population movement, endless war and genocide are inevitablepartition only replaces internal with international war, creating undemocratic successor states, and generating human sufferingThe author u
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    An essay on child labor in Sub-Saharan Africa: a bargaining approach

    Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2000
    This article discusses child labour in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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    Forced migration and changing local political economies: a study from North-western Sri Lanka

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2000
    This study investigates forced migrations resulting from internal war in Sri Lanka.
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    Our common discourse: diversity and power in Development Studies: part 2

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2000
    This article discusses the political nature of Development Studies. The article examines relationships between individuals and groups of scientists,professionals and local people.
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    Our common discourse: diversity and paradigms in Development Studies: part 1

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2000
    This is the first of two papers that discuss challenges of power and communication in Development Studies.The article finds that:Development Studies is seen as an arena for scientific discourse,where representatives of a range of different perspectives and scientific disciplines address complex problems at the natural-social interfacebarriers to integration often occur, which de

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