This chapter sets out the background to the research area. It highlights the key aspects of the merging of security and development that the book deals with and the key arguments of this book: that security considerations have been brought into mainstream development policy; that this may have been accelerated by the WoT, but it has not been bound by the WoT; that the security of donor countries is prioritised in the merging of security and development; that the security-development nexus is an example of security risk management. This chapter gives an outline of the structure of the book.
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