Global governance and the new wars : the merging of development and security / Mark Duffield ; with a foreword by Antonio Donini.

Duffield, Mark [Browse]
2nd ed.
London : Zed Books, 2014.
1 online resource (319 p.)


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In this hugely influential book, originally published in 2001 but just as - if not more - relevant today, Mark Duffield shows how war has become an integral component of development discourse. Aid agencies have become increasingly involved in humanitarian assistance, conflict resolution and the social reconstruction of war-torn societies. Duffield explores the consequences of this growing merger of development and security.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Front cover; critique influence change; About the author; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Foreword; Preface to the critique influence change edition; 1. Introduction: The New Development-Security Terrain; From a capitalist to a liberal world system; The ambivalence of Southern exclusion; The internationalisation of public policy; Liberal peace; The new wars; The merging of development and security; The organisation of this book; Notes; 2. The Merging of Development and Security; The demise of alternatives to liberal governance
  • From inclusion to underdevelopment becoming dangerousNew imperialism or liberal peace?; The reproblematisation of security; The radicalisation of development; Concluding remarks; Note; 3. Strategic Complexes and Global Governance; The qualification of nation-state competence; Liberal strategic complexes; Non-governmental organisations; Military establishments; The commercial sector; Multilateral and regional organisations; Donor governments; Consensus and governance networks; Notes; 4. The New Humanitarianism; Requiem for the prophets; From cosmic machines to living systems
  • The politicisation of development discourseThe demise of operational neutrality; The rise of consequentialist ethics; Ethics and humanitarian conditionality; Politics as policy; Linking relief and development as a governance relation; Deepening the relations of liberal governance; Concluding remarks; Note; 5. Global Governance and the Causes of Conflict; New barbarism and biocultural determination; Underdevelopment as dangerous; Conflict and the reinvention of development; Poverty and conflict; The poor as allies of liberal peace; The delegitimation of leadership; Notes
  • 6. The Growth of Transborder Shadow EconomiesSocial regression or social transformation?; The limits of the formal economy; Non-formal economies; A complex transborder shadow economy: the coffee trade across Sudan's war zone; Non-liberal characteristics of non-formal economies; Revisiting underdevelopment as dangerous; Notes; 7. Non-Liberal Political Complexes and the New Wars; Complex political emergencies or emerging political complexes?; From nation states to multiple authorities; The privatisation of protection; Protection and authority among state incumbents; The new wars as network war
  • Note8. Internal Displacement and the New Humanitarianism: Displacement and Complicity in Sudan (Part 1); A note on the political economy of Northern Sudan; Development discourse and internal displacement; Wealth ranking and natural economy; De-ethnicisation and self-management; Internal displacement as economic migration; Rights-based development and consequentialist ethics; Protection and self-management; Minimum operational standards and complexity; Notes; 9. Aid and Social Subjugation: Displacement and Complicity in Sudan (Part 2); Advantages to dominant networks
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