Challenges of Security Sector Governance in West Africa

ab 24,90 

Alan Bryden, Boubacar N’Diaye, Funmi Olonisakin (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-8681-3
Jahr 2008
Seiten 432
Bindung broschiert
Reihe DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

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There is currently no comprehensive study of the status of security sector governance in West
Africa. Many efforts to understand governance of the security sector in Africa have been
directed either at individual countries or at providing a general analysis of the state and
security in Africa. This book is intended to contribute to confidence and peace-building
through developing a better understanding of the challenges of security sector governance and
generating practical policy recommendations based on work conducted by West African
experts. It analyses the nature of security sector governance in each of the 16 West African
states, provides an assessment of the effectiveness of governance mechanisms, in particular
relating to democratic oversight of the security sector, and takes into account the regional and
international dimensions to the issue. This book will be published in English and French and
disseminated to all relevant actors as a practical tool for both academic and practitioner