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

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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUppsala
PublisherNordiska Afrikainstitutet
Number of pages284
ISBN (Print)978-07969-2184-0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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