Books - December 02, 2009
Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections
edited by Neclâ Tschirgi, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini
Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear.
The authors of Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections realistically assess the promise and shortcomings of integrated security-development policies as a strategy for conflict prevention. First addressing cross-cutting issues such as poverty, the environment, and rapid demographic change, the book then turns to detailed country case studies. In analyzing the security-development nexus in Yemen, Somalia, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Guyana, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, the authors move beyond rhetoric and generalization to make an important contribution to the international conflict prevention agenda.
About the Editors:
Neclâ Tschirgi is research associate in the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa.
Michael S. Lund is senior associate, conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International, Inc.
Francesco Mancini is senior fellow and Director of Research at IPI.
The Global Observatory
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February 19, 2014
Gary Bass: Forgotten Genocide May Portend Future Stain on UN Inaction
The inability of the United Nations Security Council to halt mass atrocities in East Pakistan some 40 years ago has parallels to current inaction in North Korea, argued Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, on February 19th.
February 18, 2014
Jok: Near Collapse in South Sudan Is Shocking but Not Surprising
The events that recently brought South Sudan to a near collapse were “extremely shocking, but they were not surprising by any means,” said Jok Madut Jok, Executive Director of The Sudd Institute, at the International Peace Institute on February 18. “It was only a matter of time before the country returned to this kind of situation,” he added.
February 05, 2014
Because of Syria, UNHCR Promises “Biggest Change Ever”
To address the largest humanitarian crisis of the 21st century, the United Nations is conducting a major overhaul of its response to the refugee emergency brought on by the Syrian civil war, said Amin Awad, a senior official of the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, at an IPI event on February 5th.
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December 03, 2013
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