Security Aid: Canada and the Development Regime of Security

By Jeffrey Monaghan

© 2017

Canada is actively involved through various agencies in the domestic affairs of countries in the Global South. Over time, these practices – rationalized as a form of humanitarian assistance − have become increasingly focused on enhancing regimes of surveillance, policing, prisons, border control, and security governance.

Drawing on an array of previously classified materials and interviews with security experts, Security Aid presents a critical analysis of the securitization of humanitarian aid. Jeffrey Monaghan demonstrates that, while Canadian humanitarian assistance may be framed around altruistic ideals, these ideals are subordinate to two overlapping objectives: the advancement of Canada’s strategic interests and the development of security states in the “underdeveloped” world. Through case studies of the major aid programs in Haiti, Libya, and Southeast Asia, Security Aid provides a comprehensive analysis and reinterpretation of Canada’s foreign policy agenda and its role in global affairs.

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  • Page Count: 312 pages
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Drawing on an array of previously classified materials and interviews with security experts, Security Aid presents a critical analysis of the securitization of humanitarian aid.

Security Aid: Canada and the Development Regime of Security

By Jeffrey Monaghan

© 2017

Canada is actively involved through various agencies in the domestic affairs of countries in the Global South. Over time, these practices – rationalized as a form of humanitarian assistance − have become increasingly focused on enhancing regimes of surveillance, policing, prisons, border control, and security governance.

Drawing on an array of previously classified materials and interviews with security experts, Security Aid presents a critical analysis of the securitization of humanitarian aid. Jeffrey Monaghan demonstrates that, while Canadian humanitarian assistance may be framed around altruistic ideals, these ideals are subordinate to two overlapping objectives: the advancement of Canada’s strategic interests and the development of security states in the “underdeveloped” world. Through case studies of the major aid programs in Haiti, Libya, and Southeast Asia, Security Aid provides a comprehensive analysis and reinterpretation of Canada’s foreign policy agenda and its role in global affairs.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Jeffrey Monaghan is an assistant professor in the Institute for Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University.
  • Table of contents

    Security aid: An introduction

    Chapter One

    Canada and the transversal security community

    Chapter Two

    Mapping security aid and the geographies of (in)security

    Chapter Three

    Security interventions: Policing the transversal

    Chapter Four

    Security infrastructures: ‘Hardware’ of transversal security

    Chapter Five

    Security techniques: ‘Software’ of transversal security

    Conclusion(s): Security aid in an insecure world

    References

    Access to Information Act Requests cited

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