Reconstruction: An Assessment of the Long-Term Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity of Post-Conflict Communities
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 ...
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