insights 79. Promoting peace and democracy through security sector reform.


Since the late 1990s, security sector reform (SSR) has emerged as a principal activity for promoting peace and stability. This governance issue of insights looks at the approaches to and outcomes of SSR in different regions.

The titles of the articles are

  • Understanding international influences on security reform in Africa
  • Making progress in Francophone Africa
  • Mixed outcomes in southern Africa
  • SSR is central to political reform in Arab countries
  • Partial reforms and new challenges in Latin America
  • Agenda reforms needed in South Asia
  • Democratisation and reform in South-East Asia


insights 79, IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 8 pp.

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