Conflict and Development

Eleanor O' Gorman


Explores and explains the impact of conflict on development and vice-versa through the series of thematic chapters.
During the 1990s the drive of liberal peace efforts in the form of humanitarian intervention transformed the ways in which traditional development assistance operated in war and post-war situations. From Somalia and Rwanda to Bosnia and Sri Lanka, conflict, security and development became more intertwined as more integrated programmes and interventions were advocated by the international community.

Conflict and Development, whilst serving as an in-depth introduction to key themes and context, questions the extent to which international aid has over-reached in seeking to engage more centrally in addressing the causes and consequences of violent conflict. Using this framework, the author traces the evolution of the conflict and development agenda and explores the politics of aid and policymaking in relation to international conflict.

By taking a combined approach of theory, policy and practice this vital new book explores and comprehensively explains the impact of conflict on development and vice-versa through the series of concise thematic chapters.

Author Bio

Eleanor O' Gorman is Senior Associate at the Gender Studies Centre and Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

  • 1. International Conflict and Development in the 21st Century: An Overview 
  • 2. Greed, Grievance and Poverty: the Politics of Analysing Conflict 
  • 3. Using Conflict Analysis Frameworks 
  • 4. The Aid Policies and Architecture of International Conflict and Development 
  • 5. Women Peace and Security: the Gendering of International Conflict and Development 
  • 6. Fragile States and the Limits of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding


'For a single volume that brings order to this crowded terrain, this cannot be beaten.'
Mark Duffield, Director, Global Insecurities Centre

'Eleanor O' Gorman's book provides us with an invaluable guide to the rapidly changing and highly contested landscape of conflict and development.'
Joanna Macrae, author of Aiding Recovery? The Crisis of Aid in Chronic Political Emergencies


Publication Date: 9 June 2011
192 pages

Product ISBNs: Paperback: 9781848135758
Hardback: 9781848135741
eBook ePub: 9781780321363
eBook PDF: 9781848135765
eBook Kindle: 9781780326665

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