Photo ID 496177. 22/11/2011. Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Stuart Price.

Security Sector Reform and Hybrid Security Governance in Africa By: Niagalé Bagayoko, Eboe Hutchful & Robin Luckham | SSR | Jun 29, 2016

Prevailing approaches to security sector reform (SSR) have tended to stress Westphalian notions of the state characterized by legal-rational norms and institutions. Thus, SSR processes have more often than not concentrated on the formal arrangements of the state and its security and justice institutions. Yet, such approaches are fundamentally at variance with the underlying realities of the African context, where many political and social transactions (not least in the security sector) take place in the context of informal norms and systems. Read more


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