Trade, aid and security : an agenda for peace and development

Complete Title: 
Trade, aid and security : an agenda for peace and development
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

A massively important book in our new age of conflict that makes clear the links between international trade policy, aid and conflict and war over the control of resources such as oil, water, timber and diamonds. Presents vital strategies for using trade and aid to prevent the likelihood of armed conflict and to assist in nation building, such as the reconstruction of Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur. All resonate loudly on the international stage, exposing and illustrating the intractable links between global security, war and conflict, the control over natural resources – be they oil, water, timber or ‘conflict diamonds’ – and the deployment of aid money and the manipulation of international trade policies. This volume, written by leading authorities from across the globe, introduces the linkages between trade, aid and security, and exposes how inappropriate or misused trade and aid policy can and do undermine security and contribute to violence and the disintegration of nation states. On a practical level they demonstrate how six key areas of trade and aid policy can be used to help forge stability and security, reduce the likelihood of armed conflict and assist economic and political recovery in our war-torn world.

Imprint: 
London, GB : Earthscan, 2007
Physical Description: 
xix, 204p.
Publication Year: 
2007
ISBN: 
978-1-84407-419-8
DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.4324/9781849773416
Notes: 

Includes bibliographic references and an index

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Language(s): 
English
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Record created: 2013/09/12
Record updated: 2020/05/06