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Author Martinelli, Marta, author

Title Toward people-centered security sectors in Africa : a tale of missed opportunities? / by Marta Martinelli
Published [Washington, D.C.] : German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (9 pages)
Series Policy brief / German Marshall Fund of the United States
Policy brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States)
Summary Most of the international security agenda is determined in the loosely defined "Global North" and is implemented in the "Global South." This trend needs to be inverted with more voices from the "South" included in debates that shape international security policies and practices. In the case of Africa, it is important to consider questions of security governance on the continent and the role that civilian actors can play in promoting it. The role that civil society, media, and parliaments can play is essential in ensuring security forces have a positive role in strengthening the overall governance environment in Africa. While it is hard to single out one factor responsible for the unsustainability of many SSR initiatives in Africa, the exclusion of civil society voices from policy and professional debates on security provision results in little buy-in and support for donor-driven initiatives and a permanent hiatus between the population and a key part of the state apparatus
Notes "September 2016."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover page (GMFUS, viewed October 19, 2016)
Subject Civil-military relations -- Africa
Security sector -- Africa
Security, International -- Africa
Civil-military relations.
Security sector.
Security, International.
Form Electronic book
Author German Marshall Fund of the United States, publisher
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