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.