Security Sector Reconstruction and Reform in Peace Support Operations
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Security Sector Reconstruction and Reform in Peace Support Operations by Michael Brzoska
Book DescriptionThis volume provides a framework for analyzing security sector reform under international tutelage. Following violent conflict and military interventions, international organizations or coalitions of countries increasingly engage in post-conflict reconstruction. Part of the international post-conflict agenda is the 'reconstruction' or 'reform' of the security sector (SSR). In post-conflict situations, the security sector is often characterized by politicization, ethnicization, corruption of the security services, excessive military spending, lack of professionalism, poor oversight and inefficient allocation of resources. At the same time, there is great need for effective and efficient (re-)establishment of a legitimate monopoly of force. While initially this is in the purview of the external intervention forces, they also face the task of the building up of effective, efficient accountable and democratically legitimized security forces as quickly as possible. The contributors analyze six pertinent cases: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Haiti, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Timor Leste, focusing on issues such as priorities for security and for security sector reform, sequencing of reconstruction and reform, tensions between requirements of security and security governance and the interaction of domestic and external actors in security sector reform. This book was previously published as a special issue of International Peacekeeping.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415377867
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Brzoska
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The value of major conventional weapons imported by Third World countries between 1971 and 1985 was quadruple that for the previous two decades. This book gives a comprehensive overview of this trade during the period 1971-1985.
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Author Biography - Michael Brzoska
Michael Brzoska, Director of Research, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), has published widely on the role of armed forces in developing countries, military expenditures and the arms trade and security sector reform. David Law is Senior Fellow, Security Sector Reform, Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and coordinator of the DCAF Working Group on Security Sector Reform. In this capacity, he works on such issues as security sector reform in the Euro-Atlantic area, the interface between the security and development communities as well as the conceptual and programming links between security sector reform and other new approaches to security that have emerged in the post-Cold War environment, such as Human Security
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