Print page

Security and Development

Edited by George Mavrotas, (DPhil. Oxford), Chief Economist, Global Development Network
This important book tackles some of the main security challenges facing the international development community today. Containing contributions by leading experts, including some who have been at the centre of the international policy debate, it goes further by putting forward suggestions and recommendations as to how best deal with these threats as well as challenges in this crucial area.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: £75.00 Web: £67.50
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 0 85793 838 1
Availability: In Stock
£0.00

Buy the E-book

Join our mailing list

  • Development Studies
  • Development Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Terrorism and Security
The overall nexus between security and development poses some formidable questions about the multiple forms of violence which afflict the international community: Why are some places peaceful whilst others are violent? Is poverty the main cause of civil conflict? What is the role of foreign aid in the whole process of rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery following conflict? This important book tackles some of the main security challenges facing the international development community today.

Containing contributions by leading experts, including some who have been at the centre of the international policy debate, it goes further by putting forward suggestions and recommendations as to how best deal with these threats as well as challenges in this crucial area.

The book will be an essential companion for all scholars, policy-makers and practitioners working in this area, and also a useful reference source for students on undergraduate and graduate courses in development studies.
Contributors: M. Ashwill, A. Chhibber, E. Chiappa, P. Collier, S. Fukuda-Parr, M. Gersovitz, M. Krygier, R. Laajaj, W. Mason, G. Mavrotas, C. Messineo, M. Reynal-Querol, M. Spence, G. Wheeler
Contents:

1. Security and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus
George Mavrotas

2. Security and Development: Some Reflections
Michael Spence

3. Globalization and the Challenges of Inclusion and Climate Change
Graeme Wheeler

4. Prevention of Threats and Emergency Responses: Challenges to Policy Making
Paul Collier

5. The Conflict–Development Nexus: A Survey of Armed Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1980–2005
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Maximillian Ashwill, Elizabeth Chiappa and Carol Messineo

6. National Security: Deterring and Surviving Civil Conflicts
Marta Reynal-Querol

7. Violence, Development and the Rule of Law
Martin Krygier and Whit Mason

8. Securing Against Natural Disasters: Better Preparedness and Better Development
Ajay Chhibber and Rachid Laajaj

9. Infectious Diseases: Responses to the Security Threat Without Borders
Mark Gersovitz

Index