Learning from West African Experiences in Security Sector Governance

Fairlie Chappuis, Alan Bryden – 2015

Many efforts have been undertaken to address dysfunctional security sector governance in West Africa. However, security sector reform (SSR) has fallen short of radical – transformational – change to the fundamental structures of power and governance in the region. Looking more closely at specific examples of SSR in six West African countries, Learning from West African Experiences in Security Sector Governance explores both progress and reversals in efforts by national stakeholders and their international partners to positively influence security sector governance dynamics. Written by eminent national experts based on their personal experiences of these reform contexts, this study offers new insights and practical lessons that should inform processes to improve democratic security sector governance in West Africa and beyond.

Titel
Learning from West African Experiences in Security Sector Governance
Verfasser
Fairlie Chappuis, Alan Bryden
Verlag
Ubiquity Press
Ort
London
Schlagwörter
Teilprojekt C6
Datum
2015
Sprache
eng
Art
Text

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of Contributors v

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acronym List xi

1. Introduction: Understanding Security Sector Governance Dynamics in West Africa
Alan Bryden and Fairlie Chappuis 1

2. Resurrecting the Police Council in Ghana
Kwesi Aning 19

3. Transitioning to Democratic Governance in Guinea 
Dominique Bangoura 37

4. Developments in Legislative Oversight in Liberia
T. Debey Sayndee 61

5. Missed Opportunities for ComprehensiveSecurity Sector Reform in Mali
Zeïni Moulaye 79

6. Democratic Security Sector Governance and Military Reform in Nigeria
E. Remi Aiyede 97

7. Security Sector Reform in Democratic Senegal
Lamine Cissé117

8. Conclusion: Learning the Lessons from West African Experiences of Security Sector Governance
Alan Bryden and Fairlie Chappuis 139 

Reference List 157