Conflict and Development

Available for the first time as an entire eBook collection, the Conflict and Development Digital Collection provides comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of key current topics across Security Studies, Peace Studies and International Relations, grounded in an international development context.

Featuring 25 titles from across Zed’s Development Studies list, the Conflict and Development Digital Collection covers three key areas: firstly gender and conflict, secondly aid, peacemaking and peace operations, and thirdly security and the production of insecurity.

Suited to both undergraduate and postgraduate learning and research, this collection also includes critical introductory texts in the areas of conflict and development, theories of violence and the legality of war.

Titles in collection

Liberia's Women Veterans

War, Roles and Reintegration

Leena Vastapuu
Illustrated by Emmi Nieminen

Just War and the Responsibility to Protect

A Critique

Robin Dunford and Michael Neu

The Political Economy of Conflict and Violence against Women

Cases from the South

Edited by Kumudini Samuel, Claire Slatter and Vagisha Gunasekara for DAWN

South Sudan's Civil War

Violence, Insurgency and Failed Peacemaking

John Young


Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China

Benjamin Zawacki

Private Security in Africa

From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday

Edited by Paul Higate and Mats Utas

Warlord Democrats in Africa

Ex-Military Leaders and Electoral Politics

Edited by Anders Themnér

Histories of Violence

Post-war Critical Thought

Edited by Brad Evans and Terrell Carver

State of Rebellion

Violence and Intervention in the Central African Republic

Louisa Lombard

Living by the Gun in Chad

Combatants, Impunity and State Formation

Marielle Debos

The Punitive City

Privatized Policing and Protection in Neoliberal Mexico

Markus-Michael Müller

Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges

How Foreign Aid became a Casualty of War

Peter Gill

The Future of African Peace Operations

From the Janjaweed to Boko Haram

Edited by Cedric De Coning, Linnéa Gelot, and John Karlsrud

Asia's New Battlefield

The USA, China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific

Richard Javad Heydarian
With a Foreword by Walden Bello

Disarming Conflict

Ernie Regehr


Coming Down from the Mountains

Paul White

Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores

Thinking about Women's Violence in Global Politics

Caron E. Gentry and Laura Sjoberg

The New War on the Poor

The Production of Insecurity in Latin America

John Gledhill

Spaces of Aid

How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

Lisa Smirl

Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africa

Edited by Liisa Laakso and Petri Hautaniemi

Displacement Economies in Africa

Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity

Edited by Amanda Hammar

Global Governance and the New Wars

The Merging of Development and Security

Mark Duffield
With a Foreword by Antonio Donini

Africa's Peacemakers

Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent

Edited by Adekaye Adebajo

Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War?

Perceptions, Prescriptions, Problems in the Congo and Beyond

Maria Eriksson Baaz and Maria Stern
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