O’Gorman, Eleanor. Conflicte i desenvolupament. Barcelona: Institut Català Internacional per la Pau; Líniazero, 2015.

How can soldiers, diplomats and humanitarian workers work together in conflict situations? Do war situations compromise aid? How can we measure success? These are some of the current dilemma on the moral, legitimate and practical role of international aid within the agenda on conflict and development.

The analysis that Eleanor O’Gorman offers in the book Conflicte i desenvolupament (Conflict and development) starts from greed, grievance and poverty, through gender, to then deal with the wider issues of peacebuilding and construction of state, providing the reader with a key introduction to the main aspects of the relationship between development and contemporary international conflicts.

About the author

Eleanor O’Gorman lives in Cambridge and works as an independent expert on strategy and as a researcher on international development, conflict and security. She also works as an assessor, among others, for the United Nations, the governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland, the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. O’Gorman has broad experience working on the field in countries under conflict situations such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sri Lanka and East Timor. She is currently main associate researcher at the Gender Studies Centre and associate researcher at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, and also participates as an expert in meetings and international forums.