Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform

ab 24,90 

Timothy Donais (Ed.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-1652-0
Jahr 2008
Seiten 312
Bindung broschiert
Reihe DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

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The notion of „local ownership“ has emerged in recent years as part of the
contemporary commonsense of security sector reform (SSR). While the
argument that externally driven reform processes are unsustainable is now
widely accepted, the principle of local ownership has proven difficult to
both define and operationalise. With contributions by leading
practitioners, both „insiders“ and „outsiders“, Local Ownership and
Security Sector Reform subjects the broader issue of local ownership to
critical scrutiny, furthers the debate on what local ownership is and why
it matters, and explores how ownership issues have played out in the
context of specific SSR case studies.

Timothy Donais is an assistant professor in the Department of Global
Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, where he
teaches in the area of peace and conflict studies. His research focuses
on comparative post-conflict peacebuilding, and he is currently engaged in
a project exploring questions of local ownership in peacebuilding