Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear. The authors of ""Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections"" realistically assess the promise and shortcomings of integrated security-development policies as a strategy for conflict prevention. Addressing cross-cutting issues and also presenting detailed country case studies, they move beyond rhetoric and generalization to make an important contribution to the international conflict prevention agenda.
Necla Tschirgi is senior policy adviser in the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office. Francesco Mancini is deputy director of studies at the International Peace Institute. Michael S. Lund is senior associate, conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International, Inc.
Foreword - T. Rod-Larsen. The Security-Development Nexus - N. Tschirgi. Poverty and Violent Conflict: Rethinking Development - S. Fukuda-Parr. Environment, Conflict, and Sustainable Development - R.A. Matthew. Why Numbers Matter: Demographic Challenges to the State - R.P. Cincotta. The Security Paradox in Unified Yemen - L. Bonnefoy and R. Detalle. Beyond the Conflict Trap in Somalia - K. Menkhaus. Anatomy of State Fragility: The Case of Guinea-Bissau - J.B. Forrest. Namibia: A Success Story? - G. Bauer and C. Keulder. The Security-Development Crisis in Guyana - P. Mars. At the Crossroads of Hegemonic Powers: The Kyrgyz Republic - A. Tabyshalieva. Conflict and Postconflict in Tajikistan - S. Akiner. Conclusion - N. Tschirgi.