Effective Civil-Military Interaction in Peace Operations

Theory and Practice

Editors: Lucius, Gerard, Rietjens, Sebastiaan (Eds.)

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  • Makes knowledge on civil-military interaction explicit and widely applicable
  • Counters the improvisational, pragmatic and ad hoc approach to civil-military interaction
  • Provides tailored information for those working in intelligence, logistics, engineering, operations, planning, and personnel or as Commanding Officers​  
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This book contains unique, firsthand experiences of both the military and civilian actors involved in civil-military interaction processes. It presents lessons learned from a variety of situations, from both NATO-led operations and UN Integrated Missions, and in different geographical areas, such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. Rather than taking the improvisational approach, these lessons learned will enable military commanders and staff and their civilian counterparts in governments, International Organisations and NGOs to come fully prepared for the challenges of today's multifaceted missions. With a better understanding of the mandates and methods of the various civilian and military actors comes greater respect for each other's comparative advantages. With respect comes smoother cooperation. And with that, efficiency gains and enhanced overall mission effectiveness. Each chapter contains solid analysis and advice, specific to the functions found in military organizations, from Intelligence to Personnel and from Logistics to Engineering. Cross-cutting themes like Gender, Human Rights and Corruption are also included in this work that brings together some of the best that practitioners and academics can offer.

About the authors

Gerard Lucius joined the Diplomatic Service of the Netherlands in 1997 and civil-military interaction has been a constant in his career. He was the Liaison Officer to the Netherlands Ministry of Defence during various operations in the Former Yugoslavia and a Development Adviser to the Commander of Task Force Uruzgan, the Dutch contribution to ISAF. As a consultant to the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) before the indepence of South Sudan, he coordinated donor support to the Joint Integrated Units of Sudanese Army and SPLM. He also worked as Political Secretary and Economic Secretary in Zambia and Qatar, respectively. Since 2002, Gerard spends a number of weeks annually as an active reserve officer in 1 (NL) Civil-Military Interaction Command, where he is a Senior Consultant in the Command’s Political Network. Gerard was Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission of his country's embassy in Baghdad from 2012-2014. He currently works on Antiterrorism and National Security issues at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. 

Dr. Sebastiaan Rietjens, an engineer by training, is an associate professor at the Netherlands Defense Academy, and a reserve major in the Netherlands army. He has done extensive fieldwork in military operations and has published accordingly in international journals and books. His main focus of interest is on civil-military interaction, effectiveness of military operations as well as logistics and information management. He co-edited volumes on civil-military cooperation (Ashgate, 2008) and research methods in studies (Routledge, forthcoming) and a special issue on defense logistics (International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 2013). Sebastiaan is a regular speaker at the Cimic Centre of Excellence and the NATO School and has given presentations at numerous institutions and (academic) conferences including the Australian Defence Forces Academy, the European Committee on Security and Development and the US Marine Corps University.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effective Civil-Military Interaction in Peace Operations
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Gerard Lucius
  • Sebastiaan Rietjens
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26806-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26806-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26804-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80019-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 295
Number of Illustrations
51 illustrations in colour
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