Security Sector Transformation in Africa

ab 24,90 

Alan Bryden, ‚Funmi Olonisakin (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-80071-8
Jahr 2010
Seiten 256
Bindung broschiert
Reihe DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

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The need for security sector transformation (SST) is prominent in the work
of scholars, policy makers and practitioners that focus on the security
sector and its governance in Africa. At the heart of this approach is the
requirement for comprehensive change in the orientation, values,
principles and practices that shape the provision, management and
oversight of security on the African continent. The evident obstacles to
achieving such far-reaching goals mean that it is particularly important
to identify the practical utility of the SST concept in supporting
positive behaviour change within different African settings. It is also
necessary to clarify the relationship between the concept of security
sector transformation and the evolving security sector reform (SSR)
discourse. This volume seeks to provide such additional clarity to SST and
its relationship to SSR. It includes contributions from a range of
acknowledged experts analysing dynamics of security sector transformation
at the domestic level as well as ‚beyond the state‘. The resulting
insights are intended to help elaborate an understanding of the challenges
to and opportunities for the realisation of an operational security sector
transformation agenda in Africa.