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Security Sector Reform in Constitutional Transitions

Edited by Zoltan Barany, Sumit Bisarya, Sujit Choudhry, Richard Stacey


Security sector reform (SSR) is central to the democratic transitions currently unfolding across the globe, as a diverse range of countries grapple with how to transform militias, tribal forces, and dominant military, police, and intelligence agencies into democratically controlled and accountable security services. SSR will likely be a key element in shifts from authoritarian to democratic rule for the foreseeable future, since abuse of the security sector in some form is a central technique of autocratic government. The constitution making process is often a central vehicle and forum for the mode, degree, and parameters of security sector reform. This book examines how constitutional transitions have interacted with security sector reform in a number of cases and proposes some key lessons learned for academics and practitioners.

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Zoltan Barany, editor

Sumit Bisarya, editor

Sujit Choudhry, editor

Richard Stacey, editor

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