Democratic Civilian Control of Armed Forces in the Post-Cold War Era

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Alexandre Lambert

ISBN 978-3-8258-1127-3
Jahr 2009
Seiten 440
Bindung broschiert
Reihe DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

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At the beginning of the 21 st century, reform and democratic control of the
security sector have become key challenges as much for the Euro-Atlantic
region as for the developing world. These challenges are increasingly
recognised as a fundamental requirement for coping with the emerging new
risks and challenges and for managing the dynamic political changes in the
post-Cold War era. Therein, security sector reform and security sector
governance have become pre-conditions of conflict prevention, human
security, economic development and progress towards democracy, stability
and peace.

This volume systematically analyses both the framework and criteria of
democratic civilian control of armed forces and security sector governance
in their dynamic evolution in the post-Cold War era. Based on an
inter-disciplinary and holistic analytical approach, it critically
assesses the normative and functional value and importance of the
principle of democratic civilian control within contemporary security

Alexandre Lambert is Academic Director and Professor at the School for
International Training (SIT/Study Abroad) and its Geneva-based program in