Security Sector Reform

Handbook Dialogue No. 2

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 second 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.

  • Clem McCartney, Martina Fischer & Oliver Wils (Eds.): Security Sector Reform - Potentials and Challenges for Conflict Transformation. 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - complete. Hardcopy >

Single contributions:

  • Clem McCartney, Martina Fischer & Oliver Wils: Introduction: Dilemmas of Security Sector Reform in the Context of Conflict Transformation. 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - intro. PDF >
  • Herbert Wulf: Security Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries. 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - lead article. PDF >
  • Nicole Ball: Dilemmas of Security Sector Reform: Response to "Security Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries". 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - comment. PDF >
  • Marina Caparini: Response to Herbert Wulf's Paper. 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - comment. PDF >
  • Vanessa A. Farr: Voices from the Margins: A Reponse to "Security Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries". 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - comment. PDF >
  • Muhammad Najib Azca: Security Sector Reform, Democratic Transition, and Social Violence: The Case of Ambon (Indonesia). 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - comment. PDF >
  • Laurie Nathan: Obstacles to Security Sector Reform in New Democracies. 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - comment. PDF >
  • Herbert Wulf: Chances, Dilemmas and Obstacles of Security Reform. 2004. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 2 - final reflection. PDF >

Also of interest:

  • Herbert Wulf: Security Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries Revisited. 2011. Handbook Article. PDF >