A long-term evaluation and analysis of the UK's involvement in Sierra Leone before and after the conflict which ended in 2002. This book looks at how UK intervention moved from initial involvement through to war fighting and then post-conflict reconstruction, specifically of the security infrastructure.
About the Author
PAUL JACKSON is Head of the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he teaches and researches contemporary African politics and security and has been the Director of the Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform. He was part of the reform efforts in Sierra Leone immediately following the conflict, working on issues of security and decentralisation and the rejuvenation of local government. He has many years experience of working in developing countries, particularly in Africa. He has worked within the area of politics and security for several Governments, the UN, the EU and the World Bank. He sits on the Geneva DCAF Advisory Board, is a member of the Folke Bernadotte Institute working group on Security Sector Reform and directs the International Development Department’s postgraduate programme in Conflict, Security and Development
PETER ALBRECHT is a PhD researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Copenhagen Business School, focusing on local level implementation of security sector reform (SSR) in Sierra Leone. He was previously Governance and Conflict Adviser in the UK's Stabilisation Unit and Senior Programme Officer in International Alert's Peacebuilding Issues Programme.
Table of ContentsIntroduction How did SSR in Sierra Leone Impact on International Policy Making on SSR? Security and Sierra Leone Up Until the End of the Conflict The Development of the Concept of SSR 2002-2005 Consolidation and Development, 2005-2007 Cross-cutting Themes Throughout the Period in Sierra Leone and Beyond Conclusions