Security and Development: Investing in Peace and Prosperity

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Robert Picciotto, Rachel Weaving
Psychology Press, 2006 - Political Science - 382 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

Preface
1
The new security equation
27
Development and security
43
A comprehensive framework for human security
71
Applying the human security concept
91
Comment
117
Comment
151
Violation of human rights is a threat to human security
187
Comment
271
Conflict prevention and peace building
277
The international community and state
285
Reforming security sector governance
313
Comment
319
Reforming security sector governance
333
the policy coherence challenge
353
Index
375

the role of
201
Comment
265

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