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The imagined distinction between civil and military spheres

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For further details see: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1763/

Special Presentation: Brig Andrew Sharpe (Head of Land Research, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Ministry of Defence)

“The Trouble with Strategic Leadership in International Interventions”

Reading List:

Jauregui, Beatrice. Civilised Coercion, Militarised Law and Order: Security in Colonial South Asia and the Blue in Green Global Order.In Monica Den Boer et al. (eds) Blurring Police and Military Roles(Boom Juridische Uitgevers 2010)

Kinsella, Helen M. Gender, Innocence, and Civilization. In The Image Before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian (Cornell University Press 2011).

Koonings, Kees and Dirk Kruijt. Military Politics and the Mission of Nation Building. In Political Armies: the military and nation building in the age of democracy (Zed Books 2002)

Stevenson, Jonathan. Owned by the army: Has the president lost control of his generals? Harper’s. (May 2011 issue, vol:322 iss:1932 pg:34)

During the first half of the session, we will discuss themes that emerge across and within each of these four short readings, to lay the foundations for the remainder of the term’s discussions. At the beginning of the second half, there will be a short 20 minute presentation by Brig. Andrew Sharpe, titled The Trouble with Strategic Leadership in International Interventions, based on his experiences in military service and with multi-national task forces in peacekeeping operations, especially in the Balkans. Following Sharpe’s presentation, we will discuss his insights into problems of leadership, cooperation and operationalization in relation to the previous discussion of readings.

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This talk is part of the Between Civilisation and Militarisation series.

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