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Description - Stabilization Operations, Security and Development by Robert Muggah

This edited volume provides a critical overview of the new stabilization agenda in international relations.

The primary focus of so-called stability operations since 9/11 has been Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. Covering the wider picture, this volume provides a comprehensive assessment of the new agenda, including the expansion of efforts in Latin America, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. By harnessing the findings of studies undertaken in Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Sudan and Sri Lanka, the volume demonstrates the impacts - intended and otherwise - of stabilization in practice.

The book clarifies the debate on stabilization, focusing primarily on the policy, practice and outcomes of such operations. Rather than relying exclusively on existing military doctrine or academic writings, the volume focuses on stabilization as it is actually occurring. Drawing on the reflections of scholars and practitioners, the volume identifies the origins and historical antecedents of contemporary operations, and also examines how the practice is linked to other policy spheres - ranging from peacebuilding to statebuilding. Finally, the volume reviews eight practical cases of stabilization in disparate regions around the globe.

This book will be of much interest to students of war and conflict studies, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, statebuilding, development studies and international relations in general.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415536769
ISBN-10: 0415536766
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah is the Research Director of the Igarape Institute, a Principal of the SecDev Group, and a Professor at the Instituto de Relacoes Internacionais, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also advises the United Nations and a number of bilateral and multilateral agencies on issues of security and development.

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