Risk-Management and the Fortified Aid Compound: Everyday Life in Post-Interventionary Society

  title={Risk-Management and the Fortified Aid Compound: Everyday Life in Post-Interventionary Society},
  author={Mark R. Duffield},
  journal={Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding},
  pages={453 - 474}
  • M. Duffield
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding
Abstract The politicisation of aid has made helping others increasingly dangerous. The fortified aid compound is now ubiquitous throughout the global borderland. It has become the signature architecture, for example, of the UN integrated mission. In examining these developments, the article first looks at the potential for UN field-security training to normalise risk-aversion and the necessity, even desirability, of defensive living. Using the example of Sudan, the wider implications of aid… Expand
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