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Critical perspective: reading

Critical perspective: reading

The quality of terror
E. Bueno de Mescuita / Washington University in St. Louis 2005
This article examines the links between education, poverty and terrorism. It argues that even though individuals with low ability or little education are most likely to volunteer to join the terrorist organisation, terrorist organisat...
Human security and global danger: exploring governmental assemblage
M. Duffield; N. Waddell / British Overseas NGOs for Development 2004
This report explores the concept of human security both in terms of it's theory and practical application in the field of development. Drawing on interviews with a number of British NGOs, the report examines how the war on terrorism i...
Europe in the World: essays on EU foreign, security and development policies
British Overseas NGOs for Development 2003
This report critically examines the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). In particular it voices concerns that strategic security concerns may marginalise human rights, humanitarian and development issues. The report i...
Study on security and development
International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity 2006
This study aims to contribute to the relationship between security and development. Its objective is to deepen understanding on the issues and to explore the potential for related advocacy work. The first part of the study des...
The post-9/11 security agenda and peacekeeping in Africa
M. Malan / Institute for Security Studies 2002
What are the consequences of 9/11 for Africa? If conditions in some African countries foster the kind of political alienation that propels people into committing acts of terror, the war against terrorism should see a renewed focus on ...
A bridge too far: aid agencies and the military in humanitarian response
J. Barry; A. Jefferys / Humanitarian Practice Network, ODI 2002
This paper aims to clarify the key issues of the debate over the roles of humanitarian actors and military forces and the relationship between them. The authors argue that the roles and responsibilities of these two profoundly differe...