Higher education as the catalyst of recovery in conflict-affected societies

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JournalGlobalisation, Societies and Education
DateAccepted/In press - 30 Nov 2015
DatePublished (current) - 30 Jun 2016
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)403-421
Original languageEnglish


This article examines the role of higher education in the recovery of conflict-affected societies and argues that while the sector is typically a very low reconstruction priority, it has the potential, if addressed strategically, to act as a catalyst for effective and sustainable post-war recovery. The article begins by contextualising higher education within broader debates around post-war recovery and education. It then analyses the relationship between higher education and four core intervention agendas in conflict-affected societies: stabilisation and securitisation, reconstruction, statebuilding and peacebuilding.

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  • Post-conflict, Peacebuilding, Higher Education, Fragile States, Humanitarian Action, Statebuilding, Post-war Reconstruction, Education and Development

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