Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Security and Development by Robert Picciotto

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.

Buy Security and Development by Robert Picciotto from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415463621
ISBN-10: 0415463629
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 388
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Security and Development by Robert Picciotto

Book Reviews - Security and Development by Robert Picciotto

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Security and Development book by Robert Picciotto and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Robert Picciotto

Robert Picciotto, former World Bank Vice President, heads the Global Policy Project, a voluntary network devoted to the promotion of policy coherence for development. Rachel Weaving is communications director of the Global Policy Project.

Books By Robert Picciotto

Global Development and Human Security by Robert Picciotto
Paperback, September 2009
$66.59