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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorSovacool, B.
dc.contributor.authorHalfon, S.
dc.identifier.citationBenjamin Sovacool; Saul Halfon, "Reconstructing Iraq: merging discourses of security and development," Review of International Studies, 33, pp 223-243, 2007. doi:10.1017/S0260210507007486
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that reconstruction is an emerging discourse of international politics that merges security and development discourses in powerful and troubling ways. We focus on Iraq as a site for articulating and institutionalising a particular version of reconstruction, uncovering five narratives that constitute Iraqi reconstruction discourse. We conclude by suggesting that reconstruction repackages security and development into a singular, technical, and bureaucratic worldview. This view obscures working and reliable solutions to poverty and instability by treating development as a central justification for war, and war as a promising way to develop a state and society.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectinternational relations
dc.titleReconstructing Iraq: merging discourses of security and development
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.title.serialReview of International Studies

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