Dialogue Series No 2 - Security Sector Reform

Author Title / Description Date
Clem McCartney, Martina Fischer & Oliver Wils (eds.)

Security Sector Reform - Potentials and Challenges for Conflict Transformation

Violent crises and internal wars are often consequences of the failure of states to provide stability and security for their citizens. International organisations and development agencies, in order to overcome cultures of violence and to support nation-building processes, have focused on security sector reform as an integral part of third-party intervention in recent years. This issue of the Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series examines the arguments for engagement with the security sector and provides an analysis of the dilemmas that arise, along with suggestions for how they might be overcome.

Single articles in this dialogue include:

Clem McCartney, Martina Fischer & Oliver Wils

Introduction: Dilemmas of Security Sector Reform in the Context of Conflict Transformation

Herbert Wulf

Security Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries

Available translations:

French / Français

Nicole Ball

Dilemmas of Security Sector Reform: Response to “Security Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries”

Marina Caparini

Response to Herbert Wulf ’s paper

Vanessa A. Farr

Voices from the Margins: A Response to “Security Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries”

Muhammad Najib Azca

Security Sector Reform, Democratic Transition, and Social Violence: The Case of Ambon (Indonesia)

Laurie Nathan

Obstacles to Security Sector Reform in New Democracies

Herbert Wulf

Chances, Dilemmas and Obstacles of Security Reform