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National Ownership and Security Sector Reform in Mali

External Actors' Sensemaking and Field Practices in View of Conflicting Demands

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Karoline Eickhoff
    Pages 13-55
  3. Karoline Eickhoff
    Pages 57-67
  4. Karoline Eickhoff
    Pages 69-93
  5. Karoline Eickhoff
    Pages 237-261
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-291

About this book

Introduction

Karoline Eickhoff provides an in-depth analysis of the role that national ownership as a key policy principle of international development and peacebuilding plays in shaping the discourses and practices of external interventions in the context of the peace process in Mali. Engaging critically with the day-to-day work experience and perceptions of practitioners working on supporting the reform of the Malian security sector in 2015-2016,the author explores how external actors ‘make sense’ of an abstract policy model vis-à-vis other organisational demands and constraints arising at the field level. This book concludes with policy recommendations on how the gap between ownership policy and external actors’ field-level practices can be addressed.

Contents
• Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Mali 
• Organisational Sensemaking of National Ownership
• Organisational Responses to Conflicting Demands 
• Operationalisation of Policy Models 
• Logics of Appropriateness

Target Groups
• Scholars and students of international relations, development studies, peace and security studies 
• Practitioners and policymakers in the fields of aid, development and peacebuilding

The Author 
After completing her PhD thesis at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Dr. Karoline Eickhoff currently works for the Berghof Foundation. Previously, she worked in development cooperation in Pakistan and South Sudan.

Keywords

International Peacekeeping EU External Action External Intervention Security Sector Reform Mali National Ownership Sensemaking Analysis Conflicting demands Logics of appropriateness Organisational Compliance Development Practice Gap between policy and practice

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BerlinGermany

About the authors

After completing her PhD thesis at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Dr. Karoline Eickhoff currently works for the Berghof Foundation. Previously, she worked in development cooperation in Pakistan and South Sudan.

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