Neclâ Tschirgi, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini (editors), Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009), 450 pp.

Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear. The authors of Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections realistically assess the promise and shortcomings of integrated security-development policies as a strategy for conflict prevention. Addressing cross-cutting issues and also presenting detailed country case studies, they move beyond rhetoric and generalization to make an important contribution to the international conflict prevention agenda.

About the Editors
Neclâ Tschirgi is professor of practice, human security, and peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego.

Michael S. Lund is senior associate, conflict and peacebuilding, at Management Systems International.

Francesco Mancini is director of research at the International Peace Institute.