[TimorLesteStudies] New Article: The Security-Development Nexus: Comparing External Interventions and Development Strategies in East Timor and Solomon Islands
bu.wilson at anu.edu.au
Sat May 15 10:23:31 EST 2010
The Security-Development Nexus: Comparing External Interventions and Development Strategies in East Timor and Solomon Islands
Asian Security, 1555-2764, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2010, Pages 170 – 190
The focus of this article is the relationship between security and development in East Timor and Solomon Islands. External intervention occurred in East Timor in 1999 and 2006, and in Solomon Islands in 2003. Intervention was effective in restoring order in these situations in the short term, but questions remained about long-term strategies for achieving security. Although “development” is proposed as the best way to attain security broadly defined, there are arguments about what development should entail and who should determine its direction. Development strategies giving greater attention to the local level and to customary governance are more likely to achieve legitimacy than those that focus on state-building alone, thus contributing to greater security in the long term.
Bu V.E. Wilson
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