Mapping the Security-Development Nexus

  • Eamonn McConnon
Part of the Rethinking International Development series book series (RID)


This chapter outlines the key decisions on case study selection in this book. It outlines the research approach of this book using descriptive ODA statistics, content and discourse analyses of policy documents and interviews with key informants in each development agency including field work in Ethiopia and Kenya. It also details an original framework for content analysis allowing a comparison between security and development and other key ideas in development policy of the Washington Consensus and the post-Washington Consensus. It details the context of the US, the UK and Canada donor case studies, the rationale behind the timeframe of the late 1990s to 2016 and the selection of Ethiopia and Kenya as recipient countries.


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  • Eamonn McConnon
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  1. 1.The School of Law and GovernmentDublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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