Why Institutions of Security Can Fail to Provide Experiences of Security

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Abstract

Institutions of security – the military, police and judiciary – are critical for peaceful governance in states throughout the world. It is for this reason that so much funding and manpower is committed to Security Sector Reform (SSR) in post-conflict peacebuilding: the rewriting of constitutions and laws, the establishment of courts and prison systems, the restructuring of militaries and the retraining and redeployment of police. Such processes function to re-establish the institutions of security. However, do such processes result in experiences of security? Should it be taken as given that a restructured military and a retrained police force make people feel more secure?
Original languageEnglish
Volume36
No.5
Specialist publicationT-Note
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2017

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