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Security and Development

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Volume 11

Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis

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Security and Development

Edited by John-Andrew McNeish and Jon Harald Sande Lie

166 pages, Pocket Size 4.25” x 7”

ISBN  978-0-85745-177-4 $14.95/£11.95 Pb Published (November 2010)

eISBN 978-0-85745-861-2 eBook

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Since 9/11 ideas of security have focused in part on the development of ungovernable spaces. Important debates are now being had over the nature, impacts, and outcomes of the numerous policy statements made by northern governments, NGOs, and international institutions that view the merging of security with development as both unproblematic and progressive. This volume addresses this new security–development nexus and investigates internal institutional logics, as well as the operation of policy, its dangers, resistances and complicity with other local and national social processes. Drawing on detailed ethnography, the contributors offer new vantage points to understand the workings of multiple, intersecting, and conflicting power structures, which whilst local, are tied to non-local systems and operate across time. This volume is a necessary critique and extension of key themes integral to the security– development nexus debate, highlighting the importance of a situated and substantive understanding of human security.

John-Andrew McNeish is a Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsens Institute (CMI) and Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Environmental and Biological Life Sciences (UMB).

Jon Harald Sande Lie is a research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and a PhD candidate at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway.

Subject: Peace and Conflict Studies Theory and Methodology


Introduction: Hearts and Minds: A Security–Development Nexus?
John-Andrew McNeish & Jon Harald Sande Lie

Chapter 1. ”Are we in this together?” Security, development, and the “comprehensive approach” agenda
Finn Stepputat

Chapter 2. Securitization in Stable Settings: The Privatization of Government and Zambia’s ‘War on Corruption’
Jeremy Gould

Chapter 3. Developmentality and the World Bank in the new Aid Architecture
Jon Harald Sande Lie

Chapter 4. Securing Resources through Exceptional Means in the Americas
John-Andrew McNeish

Chapter 5. Securitisation of the Social and Transformations of the State from Iraq to Mozambique
Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

Chapter 6. (In-)Security in a Space of Exception: The destruction of the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in Lebanon
Are Knudsen

Chapter 7. The Strength of Weak Ideas? Human Security, Policy History and Climate Change in Bangladesh
David Lewis

Chapter 8. Seduced by Security: The Politics of (In)Security on Lombok, Indonesia
Kari Telle

Chapter 9. Plural Security: Moral Order and Security in Cambodia
Alexandra Kent

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