Co-operation, Contestation and Complexity in Peacebuilding – Dr Nadine Ansorg

Security Sector Reform (SSR) remains a key feature of peacebuilding interventions and is usually undertaken by a state alongside national and international partners. External actors engaged in SSR tend to follow a normative agenda that often has little regard for the context in post-conflict societies. Despite recurrent criticism, SSR practices of international organisations and bilateral donors often remain focused on state institutions, and often do not sufficiently attend to alternative providers of security or existing normative frameworks of security. This edited collection explores three aspects that add an important piece to the puzzle of what constitutes effective Security Sector Reform (SSR).

A summary of this new work edited by Dr Nadine Ansorg and Eleanor Gordon is available on KAR now and available to pre-order from Routledge.