Security Sector Reform and State Building

  title={Security Sector Reform and State Building},
  author={Paul Jackson},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={1803 - 1822}
  • P. Jackson
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Third World Quarterly
Abstract This article argues that there is a close link between security sector reform (ssr) and state building. Focusing on UK approaches to state building and ssr, it argues that these are an extension of liberal models containing a number of assumptions about the nature of states and how they should be constructed and that any analysis of ssr approaches needs to be seen within a broader framework of the international community, which tends to see the replacement of ‘dysfunctional’ societies… Expand
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