"It is very gratifying to see such a scholarly, insightful, instructive and, above all, interesting study of the truly complex web of issues involving security, democracy, war crimes and reform of national security and defence organisations, which has been so crucial to the stable development of modern Serbia. However, the real importance of this book is its timeliness and relevance, for these issues are becoming equally crucial in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia and Libya, and will become so in other countries engulfed by the 'Arab Spring'. It is to be hoped that those involved in trying to find long-term solutions to the problems of today's Middle East and North Africa can learn the lessons which this book has to teach." - Chris Donnelly, Director of The Institute for Statecraft
Security, Democracy and War Crimes: Security Sector Transformation in Serbiaby J. Gow
This book examines how the war crime legacy resulting from the Yugoslav war of the 1990s on political and military transformation in Serbia was an impediment to security reform, democratization and the achievement of Western standards in the Belgrade armed forces.
Meet the Author
James Gow is Professor of International Peace and Security and Co-Director of the War Crimes Research Group, King's College London, UK. He has served as an expert advisor to the UK Secretary of State for Defence and the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Ivan Zveržhanovski is Coordinator, SEESAC, Belgrade. He was previously a Research Associate and Lecturer in War Studies, King's College London, UK and a Research Associate at the Institute for Comparative Law, Belgrade.
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