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Security Sector Reform in Southeast Asia

From Policy to Practice

  • Felix Heiduk

Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific Series book series (CSAP)

About this book


Successful reform of the security sector has been regarded as pivotal for a successful transition from authoritarianism to democracy by Western donors. A global cast of contributors examines SSR in a variety of policy fields in Southeast Asia, paying specific attention to the adaption of 'Western' reform concepts by local actors.


democracy executive gender Governance police Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Felix Heiduk
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

About the editors

Paul Chambers, Chiang Mai University, Thailand Felix Heiduk, University of Birmingham, UK Carolina G. Hernandez, University of the Philippines Deniz Kocak, Free University Berlin, Germany Johannes Kode, independent scholar Jörg Krempel, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, GermanyNicolas Lemay-Hébert, University of Birmingham, UK Carolin Liss, Griffith University, Australia Henri Myrttinen, International Alert, London, UK Fabio Scarpello, Murdoch University, Australia

Bibliographic information


“The book contains 10 chapters, each of which analyses a specific part of SSR, including local ownership, executive and legislative control of security forces, gender and police reform, and the role of civil society. … makes a significant contribution to our understanding of SSR. Each chapter is accessible, engaging, and insightful, and will surely spark interest and further analysis.” (Leanne-Marie McCarthy-Cotter, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Vol. 34 (3), 2015)