Before SSR - The Case for Security Sector Stabilisation.docx
Before SSR: The Case for Security Sector Stabilisation
Presentations by Ben Lovelock and Rachel Kleinfeld, followed by discussion
18 December 2014 – Lessons in conflict and stabilisation seminar series
Ben Lovelock (former Royal Marines officer and Senior Security and Justice Adviser with the Stabilisation Unit) and Rachel Kleinfeld (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) addressed the question: In very violent, highly conflicted contexts, what can be done to encourage and protect dialogue through engagement with political and security actors both locally and nationally? The session examined how the concept of security sector stabilisation and other approaches could help promote improvements in security and encourage political progress where the capability and legitimacy of political authority is lacking.