The Security-Development Nexus: Expressions of Sovereignty and Securitization in Southern Africa

Lars Buur (Redaktør), Steffen Bo Jensen (Redaktør), Finn Stepputat (Redaktør)

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Abstract

The link between security and development has been rediscovered after 9/11 by a broad range of scholars. Focussing on southern Africa, The Security-Development Nexus shows that the much-debated linkage is by no means a recent invention. Rather, the security/development linkage has been an important element of the state policies of colonial as well as post-colonial regimes during the Cold War, and it seems to be prospering in new configurations under the present wave of democratic transitions.

Contributors focus on a variety of contexts from South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia, to Zimbabwe and Democratic Congo.

They explore the nexus and our understanding of security and development through the prism of peace-keeping interventions, community policing, human rights, gender, land contests, squatters, nation and state-building, social movements, disarmament and reintegration programmes and the different trajectories democratization has taken in different parts of the region.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedUppsala
ForlagNordiska Afrikainstitutet
Antal sider284
ISBN (Trykt)978-07969-2184-0
StatusUdgivet - 2007
Udgivet eksterntJa

Citer dette

Buur, L., Jensen, S. B., & Stepputat, F. (red.) (2007). The Security-Development Nexus: Expressions of Sovereignty and Securitization in Southern Africa. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.