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Security Sector Transformation in Africa

1 January, 2010





Map of Africa

Part I: Introduction

1 Conceptualising Security Sector Transformation in Africa
Alan Bryden and ’Funmi Olonisakin

Part II: Transformation at the Domestic Level

2 Democratic and War-to-Peace Transitions and Security Sector Transformation in Africa
Robin Luckham and Eboe Hutchful

3 Parliaments and Security Sector Transformation in West Africa
Boubacar N’Diaye

4 Gender and Security Sector Transformation – From Theory to South African Practice
Cheryl Hendricks and Kristin Valasek

5 Transformation through Participation: Public Perceptions in Liberia and Sierra Leone
Judy Smith-Höhn

Part III: Transformation beyond the State

6 Operationalising Norms for Security Sector Transformation: The Role of Codes of Conduct
Jean-Jacques Gacond and Okey Uzoechina

7 Expert Networks and Security Sector Transformation
Thomas Jaye

8 Security Sector Transformation Beyond the State: The Economic Community of West African States
Ekaette Ikpe

9 Conceptualising and Implementing a Transformative African Union Policy on Security Sector Reform
Norman Mlambo

10 The United Nations and Security Sector Transformation in Africa
Adedeji Ebo

11 Security Sector Transformation in Africa: Challenges Confronting Bilateral Donors
Dylan Hendrickson

Part IV: Conclusion

12 Enabling Security Sector Transformation in Africa
Alan Bryden and ’Funmi Olonisakin

List of Contributors

About DCAF


The eighth edition in DCAF’s Yearly Book series examines theconceptual and operational dimensions of Security Sector Transformation inAfrica. African knowledge and experience has contributed much to theevolution of the security sector reform (SSR) concept while Africa continuesto be the main arena for SSR programmes. Consequently, over the years,DCAF has actively sought to expand its knowledge base, policy researchfocus and operational activities on African security sector reform andgovernance issues. For these reasons it is therefore particularly appropriatethat DCAF focuses on this subject in 2010 – the 10th anniversary of thecreation of the DCAF foundation.


Alan Bryden, ?Funmi Olonisakin