Security Sector Reform - Limitations and Prospects of the Scholarly Debate

Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal

View Publication Info
Field Value
Title Security Sector Reform - Limitations and Prospects of the Scholarly Debate
Creator Wingens, Michael
Subject Political Science; International Relations
security sector reform, post-conflict statebuilding, local ownership, conceptual-contextual divide, evaluation, literature review
Description This article seeks to critically assess the current scholarly debate on security sector reform (SSR) by examining conceptual gaps and limitations of the research on SSR. It is argued that the academic debate on SSR is stuck within the existing policy approach and limited due to its focus on domestic state actors and institutions. The vast majority of studies do not go beyond questions of programme effectiveness and policy success. Current research on the topic struggles with various conceptual challenges that hinder the translation of the SSR agenda into actual operational realities. Nevertheless, recent contributions to this field of research turn away from limited perspectives on external interests towards a greater emphasis on local perspectives and dynamics.
Publisher University of Warwick, UK
Date 2016-10-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal; Vol 4, No 1 (2016): October; 106-119
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us


Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library