Military and police forces play a crucial role in the long-term success of political, economic and cultural rebuilding efforts in post-confl ict societies. Yet, while charged with the long-term task of providing a security environment conducive to rebuilding war-torn societies, internal security structures tend to lack civilian and democratic control, internal cohesion and effectiveness, and public credibility. They must be placed under democratic control and restructured and retrained to become an asset, not a liability, in the long-term peacebuilding process. External actors from other nations, regional organizations and the United Nations can be of assistance in this process, by creating a basic security environment, preventing remnants of armed groups from spoiling the fragile peacebuilding process, and by facilitat-ing reform of the local security sector.This book offers analyses of an international group of academics and practicioners with direct experiences with security sector reform programmes in different parts of the world."The case studies offer the reader a useful laboratory in which comparisons can be made and observations tested. It will be useful to policymakers interested in understanding the complex-ity of addressing security sector reform and civil-military relations. It should appeal to military, peacekeeping, and police forces who are increasingly being asked to insert themselves in confl ict zones to bring a level of stability so that peace can be built and sustained."-Dr. W. Andy Knight, McCalla Research Professor, University of Alberta, Canada.
Intro CONTENTS Acknowledgements List of acronyms Contributors Introduction 1 Post-conflict societies and the military: Challenges and problems of security sector reform Part I: The challenges of post-conflict peacebuilding and security sector reform 2 Security sector reform and donor policies 3 African armed forces and the challenges of security sector transformation 4 Military forces' training for post-conflict peacebuilding operations Part II: Experiences from Europe: Macedonia, Bosnia, Russia, Georgia, and Northern Ireland 5 Ethnic-military relations in Macedonia 6 Democratization in Bosnia: A more effective role for SFOR 7 The use of Russia's security structures in the post-conflict environment 8 Civil-military relations in a newly independent transitional state: The Georgian case 9 The politics of fear versus the politics of intimidation: Security sector reform in Northern Ireland Part III: Experiences from Latin America: El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Chile, and Haiti 10 Civil-military relations in Latin America: The post-9/11 scenario and the civil society dimension 11 The military in post-conflict societies: Lessons from Central America and prospects for Colombia 12 Civil-military relations and national reconciliation in Chile in the aftermath of the Pinochet affair 13 The role of the military in democratization and peacebuilding: The experiences of Haiti and Guatemala Part IV: Experiences from Asia: Cambodia, East Timor, and Afghanistan 14 Security sector reform in Cambodia 15 International force and political reconstruction: Cambodia, East Timor, and Afghanistan Conclusion 16 Post-conflict societies and the military: Recommendations for security sector reform Index.
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