From Civil Strife to Peace Building: Examining Private Sector Involvement in West African Reconstruction

From Civil Strife to Peace Building: Examining Private Sector Involvement in West African Reconstruction

edited by Hany Besada (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009), 313 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
From Civil Strife to Peace Building examines peace-building efforts in the fragile West African states of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire, with a focus on the role of the private sector in leading the reconstruction initiatives. Given that aid and debt relief, the traditional remedies for dependency and underdevelopment, have not been effective, the private sector is increasingly viewed as a major player in the revival of regional economies. Private sector support, however, requires government intervention to improve investment climates, curb corruption, strengthen the security sector, and reduce the cost of doing business.The contributors discuss ways in which West African governments can encourage the greater involvement of business in humanitarian support with incentives that demonstrate alignment with business objectives and profit margins, making humanitarian support simple and, more importantly, profitable and sustainable for both local and foreign investors.Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Field of Interest
Business & Economics
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2009 Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Content Type
Book
Duration
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Warning: Contains explicit content
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Format
Text
Page Count
313
Publication Year
2009
Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Place Published / Released
Waterloo, ON
Subject
Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Global Issues, Social Sciences, International Business, International Political Science, Sustainability, Peace Building in Africa, Conflict management, Economic conditions, Postwar reconstruction, Peacekeeping, Economic development, Politics & Policy, Sociology, Diplomacy, Negócios Internacionais, Negocios Internacionales, Ciência Política Internacional, Ciencia Política Internacional, Post Conflict Support, Transitional Justice
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Negócios Internacionais, Negocios Internacionales, Ciência Política Internacional, Ciencia Política Internacional

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