Development, Security and Unending War
Governing the World of Peoples
By (author) Mark R. Duffield
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Development, Security and Unending War by Mark R. Duffield
Book DescriptionAccording to politicians, we now live in a radically interconnected world. Unless there is international stability - even in the most distant places - the West's way of life is threatened. In meeting this global danger, reducing poverty and developing the unstable regions of the world are now imperative. In what has become a truism of the post-Cold War period, security without development is questionable, while development without security is impossible. In this accessible and path-breaking book, Mark Duffield questions this conventional wisdom and lays bare development not as a way of bettering other people but of governing them. He offers a profound critique of the new wave of Western humanitarian and peace interventionism, arguing that rather than bridging the lifechance divide between development and underdevelopment, it maintains and polices it. As part of the defence of an insatiable mass consumer society, those living beyond its borders must be content with self-reliance. With case studies drawn from Mozambique, Ethiopia and Afghanistan, the book provides a critical and historically informed analysis of the NGO movement, humanitarian intervention, sustainable development, human security, coherence, fragile states, migration and the place of racism within development. It is a must-read for all students and scholars of development, humanitarian intervention and security studies as well as anyone concerned with our present predicament.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745635798
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark R. Duffield
Global Governance and the New Wars, Paperback (February 2014)
A landmark work that continues to exert a profound influence on discussions about development and security.
Empire, Development and Colonialism, Paperback (September 2013)
This book makes a unique contribution to the renewed debate about empire and imperialism and will be of great interest to all those concerned with understanding the historical antecedents and wider implications of today's emergent liberal interventionism, and the various logics of international development.
Development, Security and Unending War, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by Mark R. Duffield
This path-breaking book argues that development is not a way of bettering other people but of governing them. With examples drawn from Mozambique, Ethiopia and Afghanistan, the book analyses the NGO movement, humanitarian intervention, sustainable development, human security, fragile states, migration and the place of racism within development.
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Author Biography - Mark R. Duffield
Mark Duffield is Professor of Development Politics at the University of Bristol.
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