By By (author) Jeremy Lind By (author) Jude Howell

The ebook significantly examines the consequences of the struggle on Terror at the relationships among civil society, defense and relief. It argues that the battle on Terror regime has drastically reshaped the sphere of improvement and it highlights the longer-lasting affects of post-9/11 counter-terrorism responses on reduction coverage and perform on civil society.

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The final Securitisation of Aid and Effects on Civil Societies 19 section examines how by the end of the decade doubts and tensions surrounding both the development/security nexus and the encounter between development and civil society started to swell. These contributed in the changed global political climate post-9/11 not only to a deepening and intensification of these relationships but also to renewed affirmation of the strategic importance of aid, poverty reduction and civil societies to global and national security goals.

Marxist and neo-Marxist analyses of colonialism, post-colonialism and imperialism have exposed the violent, exploitative and conflictual aspects of colonialism and ‘development’. Development theories such as world systems theory and dependency theory have underlined the unequal and exploitative power relations between the so-called ‘developed world and developing countries’ (Frank, 1966; Cardoso and Faletto, 1979; Wallerstein, 1979). More recently, Christopher Cramer (2006, pp. 7–10) has challenged liberal perspectives on war in developing countries, which present these as symptomatic of development failure, a lack of modernisation and fundamentally deviant.

The opening up of the idea of security began to challenge the conventionally narrow focus on security as national and state security. 6 First, in the post–Cold War era there was a growing recognition that threats to security arose not only from military aggression but also from transnational economic, environmental and societal sources (Hanggi, 2005, p. 6). In particular, poor countries and countries in conflict were increasingly constructed in donor documentation during the 1990s as threats to regional and global security.

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