09 Sep 2013

The European Union as an Actor in Security Sector Reform

Giovanni Faleg


CEPS Associate Research Fellow Giovanni Faleg contributed a chapter entitled “Epistemic communities and the emergence of Security Sector Reform in the EU security architecture” in the book “The European Union as an Actor in Security Sector Reform”, edited by Prof. Dursun-Ozkanca and published by Routledge.

The book critically analyzes the European Union’s role in Security Sector Reform (SSR), a topical issue with regards to European security. While the literature on SSR has increased significantly in the past decade, too little remain in the way of comparative analyses of SSR case studies that are geared toward theory development. The collection strives to push the SSR literature in that direction. One key question it focuses on is whether the EU pursues a holistic approach vis-à-vis SSR. Another question the book addresses is why and how the EU activities towards SSR in conflict management, peacebuilding and statebuilding have produced a wide variety of outcomes that range from the failure to reform any or all of the sub-set of security sectors (police, justice, military, etc.) to complete and integrated reform. The book was originally published as a special issue of the academic journal European Security.

Authors: Dursun-Ozkanca, Oya (ed)

Routledge, 2013

192 pages

ISBN: 978-0-415-71776-2

Link: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415717762/