The new contributions in this book, by acknowledged leaders in the field, examine the delivery of effective aid under fire, and securing the peace in environments where governance is fragile.
They bridge the cultural divide between the security and development professions at a time of unprecedented global economic integration, geopolitical turbulence, and novel threats to international peace and security.
More than a billion people live in countries where governance is weak, poverty is rampant, and economies are depressed. Failed and frail states provide ideal breeding grounds for civil strife, criminality, and "new wars" that target civilians, use children as combatants, and commit massive human rights violations. The new security risks loom within national borders, while the capacity of the international community to intervene 'behind borders' remains inadequate. Policy making for security still relies heavily on military responses. Yet military responses cannot address, and may even worsen, the social and cultural antecedents of civil strife and social resentment. Similarly, development aid policy and practice are poorly adapted to the new realities of frail governance and insecure operating environments in aid recipient countries.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal Conflict, Security and Development.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Policy-making for peace and prosperity Introductory Overview Part 1: Setting the Stage 1. The New Security Equation 2. Development and Security Part 2: Human Security and Development 3. Security and Development 4. Comment: Three issues in security and development Part 3: Human Security and the Environment 5. Environmental Security: The policy agenda 6. Comment Part 4: The Antecedents of Conflict 7. Beyond Greed and Grievance: Lessons from studies in the political economy of armed conflict 8. Comment
9. Expanding Economic Models of Civil War Using Case Studies Part 5: Dealing with Root Causes 10. Violation of Human Rights as a Threat to Human Security 11. Comment: Challenging power and fighting inequalities 12. Comment: Human rights and human security - an emancipatory political project Part 6: Security and Development Effectiveness 13. Aid to Conflict-Affected Countries: Lessons for donors 14. Comment 15. Comment Part 7: Reconstruction of War-Torn Countries 16. Reconstruction of War-Torn States and Societies and the Role of External Actors 17. Comment Rebuilding societies and the role of external actors after 9/11 18. Comment 19. Comment Part 8: Conflict Prevention and Peace Building 20. Conflict Prevention and Human Security: Issues and challenges 21. Comment: Conflict prevention and peace building - the determinants of conflict prevention 22. Comment: Strategic deficits in conflict prevention and peace building Part 9: Investing in Peace and Security 23. Reforming Security Sector Governance 24. Investing in Peace and Security in Africa: The case of ECOWAS 25. Comment 26. Towards a New Security and Development Policy Framework
Robert Picciotto, former World Bank Vice President, heads the Global Policy Project, a voluntary network devoted to the promotion of policy coherence for development. Rachel Weaving is communications director of the Global Policy Project.