The Centre for Security Governance’s (CSG) publications program features original research and event summaries on topical security and governance issues, all of which are freely accessible and available for download from this website. Four publication series are currently active: CSG Papers, SSR 2.0 Briefs, CSG Insights, and eSeminar Summary Papers.
CSG Paper Series / No. 16
This paper examines the emergence of second generation security sector reform (SSR) in Timor-Leste as part of a multi-year CSG research project that assesses and evaluates the impact of orthodox SSR programming in the conflict-affected countries of Bosnia-Herzegovina, El Salvador, Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste.
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