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.
The Security-Development Nexus (Lars Buur, Steffen Jensen and Finn Stepputat)
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BOUNDARIES
You Do Need a Stick to Be Able to Use It Gently: The South African Armed Forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Thomas Mandrup Jrgensen)
The Nationalist Imperative: South Africanisation, Regional Integration and Mobile Livelihoods (Steffen Jensen and Lars Buur)
Namibias Pariah Heroes, Swapo Ex-Combatants Between the Liberation Gospel and Security Interests (Lalli Metsola and Henning Melber)
STATES, DEVELOPMENT AND VERNACULAR SECURITY
The Intertwined History of Security and Development: The Case of Developmental Struggles in South Africas Townships (Lars Buur)
The Politics of Policing: Recapturing Zones of Confusion in Rural Post-War Mozambique (Helene Maria Kyed)
Militarising Politics and Development: The Case of Post-Independence Namibia (Guy Lamb)
Struggling for the City: Evictions in Inner-City Johannesburg (Jacob Rasmussen)
IDENTITY, VIOLENCE AND RIGHTS
Through the Lens of Crime: Land Claims and Contestations of Citizenship on the Frontier of the South African State (Steffen Jensen)
Criminality, Security and Development: Post-Colonial Reversals in Zimbabwes Margins (Amanda Hammar)
Post-Apartheid South Africa Gender, Rights and the Politics of Recognition: New Avenues for Old Forms of Violence? (Tina Sideris)