Using a diachronic case study approach, this thesis examined the persistence of physical, social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental wounds that are developed during a conflict. The case studies examined the social, economic, political, and environmental conditions in Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Vietnam before, during and after a conflict. These case studies revealed that during a conflict, breakdowns in systems and structures are developed through complex interactions and indiscriminate damage to critical infrastructures, processes, and capitals. The case studies further indicated that current foreign aid approaches do not adequately address or prevent the escalation of conflict, but instead contribute to greater detriment through increased corruption, mistrust and social incohesion, making it more difficult for these communities to mobilize economic, political, social, and environmental resources during future incidents. To address these problems, this thesis suggests that intervention can improve prospects for development and hazard response if it provides clear guidance and oversight, remove strategic incentives, and incorporate culturally competent and inclusive mediation measures. The findings from this thesis encourage broader considerations to be used when calculating the value of military engagement over peacemaking and peacekeeping operations.
|Commitee:||Recca, Steve, Weir, Henriikka|
|School:||University of Colorado Colorado Springs|
|Department:||School of Public Affairs-Public Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- Colorado|
|Source:||MAI 82/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Afghanistan, Foreign Aid, Military Intervention, Post-conflict Assessment, Rwanda, Vietnam|
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