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Building a peace economy?Liberal peacebuilding and the development-security industry$
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Jenny H. Peterson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719087301

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719087301.001.0001

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Transforming a war economy

Transforming a war economy

learning from the case of Kosovo

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(p.69) 4 Transforming a war economy
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Building a peace economy?
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Jenny H. Peterson

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087301.003.0004

This chapter introduces Kosovo as a case study for exploring attempts by the DSI to transform a war economy. It is shown that the value of exploring the case of Kosovo over several years of international intervention, is that it provides an assessment of policy implementation as it was occurring, and not simply a post-facto assessment. The chapter then provides a thorough discussion of the many facets of the war economy, looking at the varied actors involved and their diverse motivations. It also discusses the economic, criminal and political legacies of the war economy in the post conflict phase. Through this, detailed frameworks for exploring other examples of war economies and their legacies are provided. A brief introduction to the DSI's role in the Kosovo conflict and war economy transformation is given.

Keywords:   Kosovo, war economy participants, motivations, war economy legacy

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