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Description - Security Sector Reform in Transforming Societies by Timothy Edmunds

This book is about the relationship between societies and their
security forces at times of great political and societal change. It uses the
experiences of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro to examine the control,
management and reform of armed forces, police and intelligence agencies in
the aftermath of conflict and authoritarianism. The book assesses the theory
and practice of security sector reform programmes in the context of Europe
and the Western Balkans, the relationship between security sector reform and
normative international policy more generally, and the broader dynamics of
post-conflict and post-authoritarian transformation. In so doing it
addresses two underlying questions. First, how and in what ways does reform
in the security sector interrelate with processes of domestic political
and societal transformation, particularly democratisation. Second, how and
in what ways do these processes relate and respond to internationally-driven
efforts to promote a particular type of security sector reform as a
component of wider peacebuilding and democracy promotion strategies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719068881
ISBN-10: 0719068886
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Timothy Edmunds

Timothy Edmunds is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Bristol -- .