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This collection draws on a range of methodologies and approaches to explore the similarities, differences and overlaps between the contemporary debates on international development and humanitarian intervention and the historical artefacts and strategies of Empire. The parallels between the language of nineteenth-century liberal imperialism and the humanitarian interventionism of the post-Cold War era are striking. The American military, both in Somalia in the early 1990s and in the aftermath of the Iraq invasion, used ethno-graphic information compiled by British colonial administrators. Are these interconnections accidental curiosities or more elemental? The contributors to this book articulate the belief that these comparisons are analytically revealing. From the language of moral necessity and conviction, the design of specific aid packages, the devised forms of intervention and governmentality, through to the life-style, design and location of NGO encampments, the authors seek to account for the numerous and often striking parallels between contemporary international security, development and humanitarian intervention, and the logic of Empire. This book will be of great interest to all those concerned with understanding the historical antecedents and wider implications of today's emergent liberal interventionism, and the various logics of international development.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 320
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2440-7
Publish Year : February 2014
Rights : Southern Africa Rights Only
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Mark Duffield & Vernon Hewitt
  1. The Exceptional Inclusion of 'Savages' & 'Barbarians'
    The Colonial Liberal Bio-Politics of Mobility & Development
    Matthew Merefield
  2. Empire, International Development & the Concept of Good Government Vernon Hewitt
  3. Empire: A Question of Hearts?
    The Social Turn In Colonial Government Bombay C.19051925
    Henrik Aspengren
  4. 'Conflict-Sensitive' Aid & Making Liberal Peace Suthaharan Nadarajah
  5. Development, Poverty & Famines
    The Case of British Empire
    Richard Sheldon
  6. Plain Tales from the Reconstruction Site Spatial Continuities in Contemporary Humanitarian Practice Lisa Smirl
  7. The International Politics of Social Transformation
    Trusteeship & Intervention in Historical Perspective
    David Williams & Tom Young
  8. Liberal Interventionism & the Fragile State
    Linked By Design?
    Mark Duffield
  9. Freedom, Fear & NGOs
    Balancing Discourses of Violence & Humanity In Securitising Times
    Patricia Noxolo
  10. Theorising Continuities between Empire & Development
    Toward A New Theory of History
    April R. Biccum
  11. Spatial Practices & Imaginaries
    Experiences of Colonial Officers & Development Professionals
    Uma Kothari
  12. Decolonising the Borders in Sudan
    Ethnic Territories & National Development
    Douglas H. Johnson
  13. 'Individualism Is, Indeed, Running Riot'
    Components of the Social Democratic model Of Development
    Paul Kelemen
Index
Mark Duffield is Professor of Development Politics at the University of Bristol. During the 1980s, he was Oxfams Country representative for Sudan. His most recent books are Development, Security and Unending War: Governing the World of Peoples (2007) and Global Governance and the New Wars: The Merging of Development and Security (2001).
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