Managing Security: Concepts and Challenges (Cass Military Studies) (Hardcover)

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By Laura R. Cleary (Editor), Roger Darby (Editor)
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This textbook is designed to be used by those tackling the complex and challenging issues of security sector reform (SSR).

The questions of 'What is security?' and 'How can governments deliver it in the most efficient and effective manner?' are central to this volume. The text explores the ways in which security might be achieved, providing readers with the guiding principles of governance and management. Principles are illustrated through reference to the experiences of countries engaged in reform of their security institutions, allowing the reader to identify continuities and discontinuities in the process of change within the security sector. Written by practitioners for practitioners, the book provides readers with a framework with which to assess and respond to first-, second- and third-generation issues within SSR. All chapters include an introduction to the topic, empirical case studies, and exercises to encourage readers to reflect upon their own experiences of governing and managing security.

This book will be of much interest to students of security studies, defence management and defence policy, as well as to practitioners in the field of security management.

About the Author

Laura R. Cleary is the Director of Oakwood International Security, UK. She has three decades of experience as an academic, author and consultant specialising in security governance and management.Roger Darby is an academic, author, consultant and practitioner with over 20 years' experience in international development, higher and continuing education and with business, education and training expertise. He holds a number of appointments as a visiting professor in the UK and overseas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367683511
ISBN-10: 0367683512
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 29th, 2021
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: Cass Military Studies