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Title Learning from West African experiences in security sector governance / edited by Alan Bryden and Fairlie Chappuis.

Publication Info. London : Ubiquity Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 169 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-169).
Contents Understanding security sector governance dynamics in West Africa / Alan Bryden and Fairlie Chappuis -- Resurrecting the Police Council in Ghana / Kwesi Aning -- Transitioning to democratic governance in Guinea / Dominique Bangoura -- Developments in legislative oversight in Liberia / T. Debey Sayndee -- Missed opportunities for comprehensive security sector reform in Mali / Ze´ni Moulaye -- Democratic security sector governance and military reform in Nigeria / E. Remi Aiyede -- Security sector reform in democratic Senegal / Lamine CissÚ -- Learning the lessons from West African experiences of security sector governance / Alan Bryden and Fairlie Chappuis.
Note PDF version (viewed Apr. 5, 2017).
Summary "Many efforts have been undertaken to address dysfunctional security sector governance in West Africa. However, security sector reform (SSR) has fallen short of radical - transformational - change to the fundamental structures of power and governance in the region. Looking more closely at specific examples of SSR in six West African countries, Learning from West African Experiences in Security Sector Governance explores both progress and reversals in efforts by national stakeholders and their international partners to positively influence security sector governance dynamics. Written by eminent national experts based on their personal experiences of these reform contexts, this study offers new insights and practical lessons that should inform processes to improve democratic security sector governance in West Africa and beyond. "This volume has markedly moved the ball forward in the continuous efforts to better understand SSR experiments, specifically in West Africa. Through what could be dubbed 'street level analysis of SSR' (their concept of "micro-dynamics of SSR"), the editors have introduced a perceptive and innovative vista through which to examine and take stock of SSR processes. A must read volume for academics and practitioners of SSR alike in order to integrate the lessons and add to their knowledge base the valuable insights contained in the various chapters."--Dr. Boubacar N'Diaye, Executive Committee Chair, African Security Sector Network (ASSN); Professor of Political Science and Pan-African Studies, The College of Wooster, USA A French translation of this book can be viewed, for free, at:"
Subject Civil-military relations -- Africa, West.
Civil supremacy over the military -- Africa, West.
National security -- Africa, West.
Security sector -- Africa, West.
Comparative politics.
Development studies.
Interdisciplinary studies.
Peace studies and conflict resolution.
Political structure and processes.
Politics and government.
Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.
Regional studies.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Comparative Politics.
Civil-military relations. (OCoLC)fst00862889
Civil supremacy over the military. (OCoLC)fst00862881
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Security sector. (OCoLC)fst01747046
Africa, West. (OCoLC)fst01239521
Indexed Term Security sector reform
Security sector governance
West Africa
Domestic security
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Chappuis, Fairlie, editor Editor.
Bryden, Alan, editor Editor.
Added Title Directory of open access books.
Other Form: Print version: Learning from West African experiences in security sector governance. London : Ubiquity Press, 2015 1909188670 (OCoLC)933337657
ISBN 9781909188686 (electronic bk.)
1909188689 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.5334/bau doi

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