Civil Society and the Security Sector

ab 24,90 

Marina Caparini, Philipp Fluri, Ferenc Molnar (Eds.)

Concepts and Practices in New Democracies

ISBN 978-3-8258-9364-2
Jahr 2006
Seiten 264
Bindung broschiert
Reihe DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

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This volume analyses the role of civil society in the reform and oversight of the security sector in post-
communist countries as a key aspect of the transition towards democracy. It is widely accepted that
civil society actors have an important contribution to make in the governance of the security sector.
However, that specific role has not been subject to much close or comparative examination. This book
constitutes an attempt to examine and compare experiences of civil society participation in security
oversight across Central and Eastern Europe. The first part of the volume presents the reader with the
theoretical and conceptual background against which the potential role of civil society in security
sector governance can be understood and assessed. The remainder of the book is comprised of nine
country studies of civil society engagement with the security sector. Reviewing developments over the
past 15 years of regime transformation in the region, the book draws upon a rich variety of cases that
cast light on the different experiences, challenges, and successes of civil society actors and the media
in democratisation, security sector reform, and the exercise of democratic oversight of the security

Marina Caparini is Senior Fellow at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of
Armed Forces (DCAF), Switzerland.
Philipp H. Fluri is Deputy Director of DCAF and Executive Director of DCAF Brussels.
Ferenc Molnar is Deputy Director of the Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies, Miklos Zrinyi
National Defence University, Budapest.