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Managing Civil-Military Cooperation

A 24/7 Joint Effort for Stability, 1st Edition

By Myriame T.I.B. Bollen

Edited by Sebastiaan J.H. Rietjens


280 pages

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Civil-military cooperation has always been a key factor in both peace and conflict situations, and is vital in today's political climate. This indispensable volume analyzes the various types of civil-military cooperation across different settings and contexts, to include humanitarian operations such as emergency relief following tsunami, earthquakes and refugee crises, as well as stability and reconstruction operations such as those in Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The book contains contributions from both senior academics and practitioners such as military officers and humanitarian personnel and discusses the benefits and logistics of civil-military cooperation. It closes with recommendations that will be of value to both academics and practitioners, making it a must read for anyone interested or involved in these operations.


'…this magnificent book includes invaluable empirical accounts of civilian and military cooperation that provide food for thought to any policy makers dealing with winning the hearts and minds of the common people during armed conflict situations.' Sarwar Mamound, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan 'This empirically informed volume assembles the lessons learned first-hand by civilian and military actors who have responded to complex contingencies. It’s a must read for anyone seeking to improve civil-military cooperation across the spectrum from peacetime humanitarian operations to stabilization and reconstruction missions. The unique methodology of charging those best positioned at the strategic-operational nexus to offer their insights on how best to succeed on the ground fills a long missing niche in the literature.' Marybeth P. Ulrich, US Army War College, USA '…offers a fascinating state-of-the art analysis of civil-military cooperation during peace support operations and disasters. The authors have based their contributions on their rich experience and empirical evidence gathered during field-research worldwide. It makes a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate on civil-military cooperation in the new security environment.' Major General (ret) Kees Homan, The 'Clingendael' Institute, The Netherlands 'Managing Civil-Military Cooperation is a comprehensive, accurate compilation…' Australian Defence Force Journal 'This book contains some excellent and thought-provoking chapters…' Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Part 1: Introduction and External Orientation: Introduction to approaching civil-military cooperation, Myriame Bollen and Bas Rietjens; The historical origins of civil-military cooperation, Thijs Brocades Zaalberg; Civil-military cooperation from a 3D perspective, Jet van der Gaag-Halbertsma, Hugo de Vries and Bart Hogeveen. Part 2 Civil-Military Cooperation During Humanitarian Missions: Refugees in Albania: a case of civil-military cooperation, Myriame Bollen; Tsunami response in Sri Lanka: civil-military cooperation in a conflictuous context, Georg Frerks; Shaky grounds: civil-military response to the Pakistani earthquake, Johan de Graaf; Providing relief: the case of the Dutch engineers in Kosovo, Bas Rietjens. Part 3 Civil-Military Cooperation During Stabilization and Reconstruction Missions: Understanding and guiding reconstruction processes, Dorothea Hilhorst; Between expectations and reality in the DRC: opportunities for Cimic, Anthonie Th. Polet; Pride and prejudice: an Afghan and Liberian case study. Bart Klem and Stefan van Laar; Enhancing the Afghan footprint: civil-military cooperation and local participation, Masood Khalil, Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi, Bas Rietjens, and Myriame Bollen. Part 4 Performance Measurement of Civil-Military Cooperation: Assessing civil-military performance: towards a research agenda, Robert Beeres and Paul C. van Fenema; International policing missions: a framework for effective civil-military cooperation, Michiel de Weger; Performing in Kabul: explaining civil-military cooperation in stabilization and reconstruction missions, Bas Rietjens; Viability of civil-military cooperation during Operation Allied Harbour, Myriame Bollen and Robert Beeres; Trends, dilemmas and future research on civil-military cooperation, Bas Rietjens and Myriame Bollen; Index.

About the Author/Editor

Sebastiaan J.H. Rietjens and Myriame T.I.B. Bollen are both based at the Netherlands Defence Academy, The Netherlands.

About the Series

Military Strategy and Operational Art

Military Strategy and Operational Art
The Ashgate Series on Military Strategy and Operational Art analyzes and assesses the synergistic interrelationship between joint and combined military operations, national military strategy, grand strategy, and national political objectives in peacetime, as well as during periods of armed conflict. In doing so, the series highlights how various patterns of civil-military relations, as well as styles of political and military leadership influence the outcome of armed conflicts. In addition, the series highlights both the advantages and challenges associated with the joint and combined use of military forces involved in humanitarian relief, nation building, and peacekeeping operations, as well as across the spectrum of conflict extending from limited conflicts fought for limited political objectives to total war fought for unlimited objectives. Finally, the series highlights the complexity and challenges associated with insurgency and counter-insurgency operations, as well as conventional operations and operations involving the possible use of weapons of mass destruction. Scholars and practitioners in the fields of politico-military history, international relations, and national security policy are invited to contribute to this new series as well as faculty at senior and intermediate level service schools involved in professional military education.

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