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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This article delves into the ever-evolving field of gender security sector reform, in order to uncover its shortcomings and subsequently provide novel to the discipline. It argues that practices within the field of gender sensitive police reform display radical alternatives to overcome SSR’s issues, specifically through its focus on ‘gender-mainstreaming’ as a transformative approach to reform.
The power of legitimacy is increasingly invoked by scholars, practitioners, and donors as a crucial prerequisite for any international peacebuilding project. This short article disenchants the almost magical powers accorded to legitimacy via three research findings: First, it shows the causal mechanism behind legitimacy’s impact; second, legitimacy works only in certain contexts and situations; third, it is the only direct power international peacebuilding operations wield.
Part three of three on the CSG’s Special Series from Senior Fellow David Law which provides a security sector perspective on the ongoing crisis in Mali and focuses on stabilization and security sector reform challenges to address in this context.
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