Post-Conflict Economies in Africa: Synthesis and Lessons

  • Augustin Kwasi Fosu
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It is impossible to do justice to all the studies presented in this volume, but this chapter attempts to synthesize the material and draw lessons from the case studies. The synthesis has ten thematic issues: colonial history; neighbours; elite political instability; rent-seeking opportunities; child combatants; the proliferation of cheap weapons; inter-ethnic and class injustice and grievance; the need for impartial and effective judicial and legal systems; the role of the international community; and the role of democratic institutions.


Colonial Power Military Coup Colonial History Primary Commodity Draw Lesson 
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