Democratic Security Sector Governance

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This book aims to be a sourcebook on ‘defence institution building’, drawing on established practices in Western Europe, but also on recent experiences from among new NATO members. All contributions focus on ongoing defence reform. The chapters in this book cover the full spectrum of democratic responsiveness, from the philosophical discussions over the importance of democratic control to the more concrete – and equally important – areas of budgeting and personnel management. The book provides lessons for states that continue to seek guidance in consolidating democratic control over their defence structures, as well as those that aim to continue the course toward fully professional armed forces and security institutions.

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