publication . Article . 2010

Stabilisation and stability operations : a Literature Review

Fitz-Gerald, AM; Blair, S;
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  • Published: 17 Feb 2010
  • Country: United Kingdom
‘Stabilisation’, ‘stability operations’ and ‘instability’ are relatively new terms in the conflict transformation lexicon and the literature on these areas has grown significantly over a fairly short time period. For better or for worse, knowledge in this area has been shaped predominantly by the formative experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq. These operations are based on a view that weak and failing states pose a direct threat to wider international and national security. This article provides a literature survey which takes this sentiment and these two significant operations as its points of departure, particularly in light of the significance of 9/11 as a def...
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