The European Union and Security Sector Reform

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David Spence, Philipp Fluri
John Harper Pub., 2008 - EU. - 376 pages
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The EU has emerged as a key worldwide player in security sector reform in the last few years, reflecting its twin role as the world?s largest source of development assistance and, ever increasingly, a major partner in international peacekeeping and police operations. In this comprehensive new study, published in association with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the authors: ? explain the origins of SSR as a concept and the EU?s embrace of it, culminating in the adoption of an overall EU framework for SSR in 2006 ? show how SSR relates to the EU?s development, enlargement, justice and home affairs and other key policy concerns ? look at the multiplicity of resources, financial and human, the EU brings to bear to support SSR around the globe ? discuss the tensions between the Commission?s and Council?s concepts and engagement in SSR and the efforts being made to coordinate action ? show how the EU works in partnership with other international players such as the OECD and NATO ? provide a series of detailed case studies of EU support for SSR in action ? in the Balkans, former Soviet Union, Congo, the Middle East and North Africa and Indonesia

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