Civil-Military Cooperation in Response to a Complex Emergency

Just Another Drill?


Modern peace support operations are challenged by an array of issues that are not at all 'military' in nature. Increasingly, military and civilian actors like non-governmental organisations, ministries and contractors have to learn how to work together. This book analyses civil-military cooperation processes in disciplines such as logistics, construction and security. The analysis is based on multiple holistic case studies in Kosovo (1999/2000), Kabul (2003/2004) and the Afghan province Baghlan (2004/2005). Taking a business alliance approach, the phases in a civil-military cooperation process are identified. Then the main factors influencing the process are highlighted. Finally, a framework is proposed for evaluating the quality of civil-military cooperation. The book concludes by recommending ways of improving the cooperation process.

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Bas Rietjens, Ph.D. (2006) in International Management, University of Twente, is Assistant Professor at the Netherlands Defence Academy. He is involved in research and education on civil-military cooperation and, as a reserve-officer, he is involved in deploying Dutch civil-military officers.
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1. Introduction
2. Civil-Military Cooperation
3. Cooperative arrangements for civil-military cooperation
4. Process model of civil-military cooperation
5. The Kabul case
6. The Baghlan case
7. The Kosovo case
8. Cross case analysis: understanding the performance of civil-military cooperation
9. Conclusions, reflections and recommendations


Annex 1: Data collection protocol
Annex 2: Partnership ISAF and UNICEF

All those interested in peace support operations, (post-conflict) reconstruction, civil-military relations as well as management in developing countries.
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