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In November 2008, the 6th volume in DCAF's flagship Yearly Book series was published. Complementing last year's volume on the role of intergovernmental organisations in SSR, the topic of this year's edition is Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform. Local ownership is not only a guiding principle for all of DCAF's analytical and operational work but has been recognised by all major SSR stakeholders as the point of departure for sustainable, legitimate SSR. With contributions from DCAF experts and other leading SSR policy makers and practitioners, this volume furthers the debate on what local ownership is and why it matters for SSR, and explores how ownership issues have played out in the context of specific SSR case studies (Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Liberia, Palestine and South Africa).




Donais, T. (2009). Inclusion or exclusion? Local ownership and security sector reform. Studies in Social Justice, 3(1), 117–131. https://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v3i1.1027

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