Managing Insecurity: Field Experiences of Security Sector Reform by Gordon PeakeManaging Insecurity: Field Experiences of Security Sector Reform by Gordon Peake

Managing Insecurity: Field Experiences of Security Sector Reform

EditorGordon Peake, Eric Scheye, Alice Hills

Paperback | October 17, 2008

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Effective peacebuilding in the aftermath of civil war usually requires the deep reform of security institutions, a process frequently known as security sector reform. Nearly every major donor, as well as a growing number of international organizations, supports the reform of security organizations in countries emerging from conflict and suffering high levels of violence. But how are reform strategies implemented?

This collection of nine case studies examines the strategies, methods, and practices of the policy makers and practitioners engaged in security sector reform, uncovering the profound conceptual and practical challenges encountered in transforming policy aspiration into practice.

This book was previously published as a special issue ofCivil Wars.

Gordon Peake's Beloved Land: Stories, Struggles and Secrets from Timor-Leste (Scribe) has won the 2014 ACT Book of the Year Award. Peake's book explores nation-building in Timor-Leste following its independence in 2002.
Title:Managing Insecurity: Field Experiences of Security Sector ReformFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 17, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415495202

ISBN - 13:9780415495202

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Police-Building in Weak States: Australian Approaches in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands  3. UK-Led Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone  4. A Hard Place: The United States and the Creation of a New Security Apparatus in Iraq  5. Missed Opportunities: The UN, Police Service and Defence Force Development in Timor-Leste, 1999-2004  6. The Difficulties of Donor Co-Ordination: Police and Judicial Reform in Mozambique  7. Police Reform Amidst Transition: The Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Serbia  8. Neighbourhood Peacekeeping: The Inter-American Development Bank's Violence Reduction Programs in Colombia and Uruguay  9. Two Steps Forward, One and a Half Steps Back: Police Reform in Peru, 2001-2004  10. The Company we Keep: Private Contractors in Jamaica  11. Conclusions