The Politics of Security Sector Reform Author : Magnus Ekengren Publisher : Total Pages : 350 Release : 2016-10-19 ISBN 10 : 1138255688 ISBN 13 : 9781138255685 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK The Politics of Security Sector Reform Book Description: Security Sector Reform (SSR) is increasingly becoming a cornerstone in international security and development cooperation. Indeed, the concept has often been seen as a panacea for many of the biggest threats to the world such as failed states, terrorism and poverty. In particular, this book focuses on the complexities of implementation of SSR across the globe and the actual and potential role for the European Union (EU) to play in SSR. As suggested in the title of the book, this involves not only opportunities, but challenges to be overcome as well. There are three core themes to this book: Policy, Policies and Practice. By presenting the themes in this particular order a greater appreciation of the influences on the process of SSR, from conception to implementation is relayed to the reader. This volume appeals to audiences interested in the EU as a global actor and the interrelationships between foreign, security, defence and development policies.