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Reviving Security Sector Reform in Transition States: Lessons Learned from Indonesia and Nigeria

  • Hans Born
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Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)

Abstract

Democratic consolidation and security sector reform are inextricably linked. Moreover, incomplete civilian control of the security sector results in delayed or stalled security sector reform processes, which in turn harm democratization and even lead to democratic deconsolidation. This is the main outcome of the comparative study into the governance of military reform in Indonesia and Nigeria after their return to democracy in 1990s.

Keywords

Civil Society Internal Security Military Officer Military Coup Security Sector 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)GenevaSwitzerland

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