1st Edition

Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations Emerging Theory and Practice

Edited By Christopher Ankersen Copyright 2008
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) is the relationship between militaries and humanitarians. Largely conducted in post-conflict environments, CIMIC has become a key characteristic of military operations in the twenty-first century. However, the field is mostly understood through stereotype rather than clear, comprehensive analysis. The range and scope of activities which fall under the wider rubric of CIMIC is huge, as are the number of differing approaches, across situations and national armed forces.

    This book demonstrates the wide variety of national approaches to CIMIC activities, introducing some theoretical and ethical considerations into a field that has largely been bereft of this type of debate. Containing several case studies of recent CIMIC (in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq) along with theoretical analyses, it will assist scholars, practitioners, and decision-makers become more aware of the 'state of the art' in this field.

    Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations will be of much interest to all students of military studies, humanitarian operations, peace operations and security studies in general.

    Foreword Larry Minear 1. Introduction: Interrogating Civil Military Cooperation Christopher Ankersen Part 1: Theoretical Approaches 2. Civil-Military Cooperation and Human Security Andy Knight 3. Managing Territories with Rival Brothers: The Geopolitical Stakes of Military-Humanitarian Relations Yann Braem 4. Integrated Planning and Coordination in Complex Peacebuilding Operations Cedric de Coning 5. A Management Perspective on Co-Operation between Military and Civilian Actors S.J.H. Rietjens Part 2: Cases 6. Yes, but is it Peacebuilding? Evaluating Canadian CIMIC in Afghanistan Owen Savage 7. Civil-Military Cooperation of the German Armed Forces: Theoretical Approach and Contemporary Practice in Kosovo Bernhard G. Voget 8. CIMIC on the Edge: Afghanistan and the Evolution of American Civil Military Operations Michael McNerney Part 3: Extensions 9. Medical CIMIC: An Australian Perspective Susan Neuhaus 10. Contemporary Challenges in the Civil-Military Relationship: Complementarity or Incompatibility? Raj Rana 11. Conclusion: Joined Up or Mixed Up? CIMIC and the Future Christopher Ankersen


    Christopher Ankersen was Lord Dahrendorf Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2001-2004. He has taught courses in strategic studies, conflict and peace, and International Relations at the LSE, King's College London, and London Centre for International Relations (University of Kent at Canterbury). A former infantry officer in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, he served with the UN in Croatia and with NATO in Kosovo. His current research includes work on civil-military cooperation in the Balkans and Afghanistan.