Via della Badia dei Roccettini
9, 50014 Fiesole FI
The executive training focuses on the economic dimensions of civil wars. It explores how economic life changes amid widespread violence and state breakdown and how wartime political-economic arrangements create durable and remarkably resilient socio-economic mechanisms and networks. These arrangements help in mitigating risks, regulating access to resources, markets and information, and are likely to endure and influence pathways out of conflict as well as post-conflict recovery.
Understanding civil war economy is therefore essential for policy-makers and practitioners involved in conflict resolution and reconstruction, adding an important dimension beyond the traditional focus on security that characterises the bulk of analyses and studies of civil wars. The executive training will bring together academics and policy advisers, practitioners and political and social activists with direct experience on the national and local levels.
It will borrow from political economy, political science, economic sociology and international relations, combining it with empirical evidence from the field. The training examines cases from the MENA i.e. Iraq, Syria and Libya, but also draws on the experience from historical cases including Angola, Kosovo, Colombia and Sri Lanka.
The training is co-organised by the Middle East Directions Programme and the School of Transnational Governance (STG).