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