This unit aims to highlight a range of issues pertinent to the disaster-affected context with a particular focus on societies subject to large-scale violent conflict. The course looks at reconstruction from a number of differing perspectives and through a variety of disciplinary approaches and empirical case studies. Topics relevant to both domestic actors and third parties will be covered. In particular, the course focuses on debates surrounding response, rehabilitation and mitigation as well as conflict settlement and resolution. As such, it offers a chance to reflect upon reconstruction dynamics as a whole and to engage critically with current practice and policy.