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Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections

Neclâ Tschirgi, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini, editors
Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections
ISBN: 978-1-58826-692-7
ISBN: 978-1-58826-668-2
ISBN: 978-1-62637-687-8
2009/449 pages/LC: 2009026971
A project of the International Peace Institute
"A scholarly work of valuable insight.... Goes beyond rhetoric to examine [the] shortcomings of conflict prevention."—Riad al Khouri, Executive Magazine


Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear. The authors of Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections realistically assess the promise and shortcomings of integrated security-development policies as a strategy for conflict prevention. Addressing cross-cutting issues and also presenting detailed country case studies, they move beyond rhetoric and generalization to make an important contribution to the international conflict prevention agenda.


Neclâ Tschirgi is professor of practice, human security, and peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego. Michael S. Lund is senior associate, conflict and peacebuilding,  at Management Systems International. Francesco Mancini is director of research at the International Peace Institute.


  • Foreword—T. Rød-Larsen.
  • The Security-Development Nexus—the Editors.
  • Poverty and Violent Conflict: Rethinking Development—S. Fukuda-Parr.
  • Environment, Conflict, and Sustainable Development—R.A. Matthew.
  • Demographic Challenges to the State—R.P. Cincotta.
  • The Security Paradox in Unified Yemen—L. Bonnefoy and R. Detalle.
  • Beyond the Conflict Trap in Somalia—K. Menkhaus.
  • Anatomy of State Fragility: The Case of Guinea-Bissau—J.B. Forrest.
  • Namibia: A Success Story?—G. Bauer and C. Keulder.
  • The Security-Development Crisis in Guyana—P. Mars.
  • At the Crossroads of Hegemonic Powers: The Kyrgyz Republic—A. Tabyshalieva.
  • Conflict and Postconflict in Tajikistan—S. Akiner.
  • Conclusion—the Editors.