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Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea: establishing law, generating order
L. Otto / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Maritime security has become a buzzword in recent years as criminal activities at sea threaten a wide range of geostrategic, security and economic imperatives. In few other places in the world is this problem more pointed than...
Capacity building in the Ministry of Interior in Fragile and Post-conflict Countries
E. Lopez Lucia (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Capacity building in the Ministry of Interior in fragile and post-conflict countries: Research and evidence on institutional capacity building in the Ministry of Interior in fragil...
Post-conflict reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): policy brief
A. Adebajo (ed); M. Paterson / Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT) 2011
This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group meeting, held on 19-20 April 2010, in response to a request from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat in Botswana, to assess the challenges of post-con...
Security sector reform in Africa: the promise and the practice of a new donor approach
D. Bendix; R. Stanley / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2008
When the concept of security sector reform (SSR) was introduced some 10 years ago, it aimed to offer an innovative approach to the reform of security governance. Within the SSR paradigm, such reform was seen as an essential preconditi...
New security concept of China: an analysis
A. Kumar / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India 2012
This essay analyzes China's New Security Concept (NSC) and assesses its success since its commencement in 1997. The author highlights 'comprehensiveness' as a defining feature of the NSC and shows how the economy, ideology, environmen...
Unconstitutional changes of government: the democrat’s dilemma in Africa
K. Sturman / South African Institute of International Affairs 2011
Since 2002, a well-established principle and practice of the African Union (AU) has been the rejection of unconstitutional changes of government. The use of this instrument of democracy promotion has set the AU apart from its predeces...
ECOWAS Peace and Security Report - Ghana: the land question in El Dorado
N. Annan / Institute for Security Studies 2013
Widely portrayed as one of the economic and political standouts of Africa, Ghana has backed its deepening democracy with one of the highest gross domestic product per capita in West Africa. Blessed with a rich array of minerals includ...
Gun Free Kitchen Tables Activity Report
Isha L’Isha Feminist Centre 2011
The Gun Free Kitchen Tables (GFKT) campaign demands enforcement of an existing Israeli law which limits security guards’ authorisation to bear arms to worksites only. Through this enforcement it is felt that prevention of the tw...
Government endeavours In Mali to implement security and anti-terrorism policies
K. Sidibé / Institute of Development Studies UK 2012
State structures in Northern Mali are weak to non-existent, with a virtual absence of state administration in some areas, low presence of security services and checkpoints, inadequately equipped armed forces, and lack of logistics.&nb...
How can the security sector in Honduras be best supported?
J. Schünemann (ed) / Fride 2010
The citizens of Honduras have been plagued with insecurity since the 2009 coup d’état which brought to the fore a sustained crisis of security and legitimacy making the political equilibrium very fragile. Levels of v...
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