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Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform


Timothy Donais



In November 2008, the 6th volume in DCAF's flagship Yearly Book series was published. Complementing last year's volume on the role of intergovernmental organisations in SSR, the topic of this year's edition is Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform. Local ownership is not only a guiding principle for all of DCAF's analytical and operational work but has been recognised by all major SSR stakeholders as the point of departure for sustainable, legitimate SSR. With contributions from DCAF experts and other leading SSR policy makers and practitioners, this volume furthers the debate on what local ownership is and why it matters for SSR, and explores how ownership issues have played out in the context of specific SSR case studies (Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Liberia, Palestine and South Africa).





Part I: Local Ownership in Theory and in Practice
1 Understanding Local Ownership in Security Sector Reform - Timothy Donais
2 The Challenge of Local Ownership of SSR: From Donor Rhetoric to Practice - Laurie Nathan

Part II: Bridging the Local-International Divide in SSR
3 Local Ownership in Peace Operations - Annika S. Hansen
4 Unknotting Local Ownership Redux: Bringing Non-State/Local Justice Networks Back In - Eric Scheye
5 Security Sector Evolution: Which Locals? Ownership of What? - Alex Martin and Peter Wilson
6 Gender Perspectives and Women as Stakeholders: Broadening Local Ownership of SSR - Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
7 Enabling Local Ownership: Participation and Capacity-Building in SSR - Olawale Ismail

Part III: National Perspectives
8 Local Ownership and Emerging Trends in SSR: A Case Study of Outsourcing in Liberia - Adedeji Ebo
9 South Africa: SSR after Apartheid - Sandy Africa
10 And They Came In and Took Possession of Reforms: Ownership and Palestinian SSR - Roland Friedrich and Arnold Luethold
11 Shadow Ownership and SSR in Afghanistan - Antonio Giustozzi
12 Local Ownership and the Experience of SSR in Indonesia - Riefqi Muna
13 Bosnia: SSR under International Tutelage - Slobodan Perdan

Part IV: Conclusion
14 Operationalising Local Ownership - Timothy Donais

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