By Mark Sedra

This publication examines the evolution, influence, and destiny customers of the protection zone Reform (SSR) version in conflict-affected nations within the context of the broader debate over the liberal peace venture.


Since its emergence as an idea within the past due Nineties, SSR has represented a paradigm shift in protection guidance, from the realist, regime-centric, train-and-equip method of the chilly battle to a brand new liberal, holistic and people-centred version. The quick upward push of this version, notwithstanding, belied its quite meagre effect at the flooring. This ebook significantly examines the idea that and its checklist of accomplishment over the last 20 years, placing it into the wider context of peace-building and state-building thought and perform. It focuses recognition at the most typical, celebrated and intricate environment for SSR, conflict-affected environments, and relatively examines the applying and affects of donor-supported SSR programing in a sequence of conflict-affected international locations during the last twenty years, together with Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor and Bosnia-Herzegovina. the wider objective of the ebook is to higher know the way the modern SSR version has coalesced during the last 20 years and develop into mainstreamed in foreign improvement and safety coverage and perform. this offers an outstanding origin to enquire the explanations for the negative functionality of the version and to evaluate its customers for the longer term.


This publication can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of foreign safeguard, peacebuilding, statebuilding, improvement reports and IR in general.

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