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Post-Conflict Planning and Reconstruction: Lessons From the American Experience in Korea

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  • Marcus Noland

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    (East-West Center & Peterson Institute for International Economics)

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The American experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq have motivated a re-examination of earlier experiences with post-conflict planning and reconstruction. This paper reviews the U.S. experience in Korea following the Second World War and the Korean War; addresses the political economy of establishing institutions of governance in post-conflict situations; considers the issue of "portability": the extent to which the South Korean experience may reflect unique and irreproducible conditions; and then applies these ideas by comparing the South Korean experience to the contemporary case of Afghanistan. Some conclusions and policy recommendations are contained in the final section.

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Paper provided by East-West Center, Economics Study Area in its series Economics Study Area Working Papers with number 112.

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Length: pages 34
Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ewc:wpaper:wp112

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  1. Soon Cho, 1994. "Dynamics of Korean Economic Development, The," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 25.
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