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Post-conflict planning and reconstruction : lessons from the American experience in Korea

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Title: Post-conflict planning and reconstruction : lessons from the American experience in Korea
Authors: Noland, Marcus
LC Subject Headings: Postwar reconstruction - Korea (South)
Korea (South) - Politics and government
Reconstruction (1939-1951) - Korea (South)
Issue Date: Jun 2010
Publisher: Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
Series/Report no.: East-West Center working papers. Economics series ; no.112
Abstract: 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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Pages/Duration: 34 p.
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