Post-conflict planning and reconstruction: lessons from the American experience in Korea
AbstractThe American experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq have motivated a re-examination of earlier experiences with post-conflict planning and reconstruction. This paper reviews the US 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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Date of creation: Jun 2010
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post-conflict; reconstruction; Korea; Afghanistan; Iraq;
Other versions of this item:
- Marcus Noland, 2010. "Post-Conflict Planning and Reconstruction: Lessons From the American Experience in Korea," Economics Study Area Working Papers, East-West Center, Economics Study Area 112, East-West Center, Economics Study Area.
- N45 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Asia including Middle East
- H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
- H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
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- NEP-ALL-2010-07-10 (All new papers)
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