1st Edition

Global Development and Human Security

ISBN 9781412811484
Published September 15, 2009 by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

Global Development and Human Security explores the possibility of connecting all countries to the global economy while defusing the social tensions and managing the security risks that can result from exposure to a turbulent international system. The complex intersection between security and development policies has not been adequately mapped or explored. Frail and failing states that lack sound market and security institutions are the weak links in an interconnected global system. Yet aid allocation principles discourage engagement with these "difficult partners," and the insular culture of development assistance hinders interaction with the security community. In a world beset by "problems without passport" (infectious diseases, environmental pollution, international crime, conflict spillovers, terrorism, etc.), a new paradigm should supplant the now obsolete development consensus.

The authors took stock of current development practices through the prism of Sweden's Shared Responsibility bill, which addresses peace, security, opportunity, environmental conservation, human rights, and democracy. The resulting volume draws the implications of emerging threats to global peace and prosperity for development policy and practice. It seeks to build bridges of understanding between the development community and the security establishment by bringing together lessons of experience currently scattered in the literature. Each chapter is self-contained and includes policy findings and recommendations.

The book is principally aimed at practitioners who need up-to-date knowledge about security and development issues. Publication of this paperback edition makes the book available for use as an introductory text for security specialists with little knowledge of development or for development specialists with limited knowledge of security, or for college or university students in these areas.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sir Lawrence Freedman
1. The Challenges of Partnership
A. The Context: Poverty, Violence, Uncertainty
B. Global Development: A Shared Responsibility
C. Common Objectives: Human Security
D. Distinct Accountabilities: The Imperative of Coherence
E. Reciprocal Obligations: Human Rights
F. Conclusions
Appendix: Survey of Policy Coherence Practices
2. Towards a More Secure Global Development Agenda
A. Policy Coherence and Security
B. Managing Globalization
C. The Transmission Belts of Globalization Need Adjustment
D. Missing Goals?
E. Conclusions
3. The New Security Landscape
A. The Antecedents and Trends of Violent Conflict
B. Intra-State Wars Resist Classification
C. Terrorism Can be Tackled through Democratic Means
D. Weapons Proliferation Should be Reversed
E. Implications for Security Policy
F. Conclusions
4. Rethinking Development Cooperation
A. Changing Conceptions of Development Cooperation
B. State Fragility and Conflict
C. New Policy Directions
D. Reforming Aid
E. Conclusions
5. Improving Conflict-Handling Mechanisms
A. Conceptual Underpinnings and Policy Responses
B. From Policy to Practice: Gaps in the Field
C. Addressing the Conflict-to-Development Gap
D. The Prevention Deficit: Where Wars are Waiting to Happen
E. Reliance on Regional Actors for Conflict Management
F. Conclusions
6. Development Cooperation and Human Security
A. The Rationale for Change
B. The Global Governance Environment
C. Trends in Global Risk
D. The Anatomy of Global Risks
E. Towards a New Country Engagement Framework
F. Human Security Priorities

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