In a time when formerly autocratic countries transition into a democratic era, the need for security sector reform is immediately apparent. In regions previously run by militias, guerilla forces and paramilitaries the shift from oppressive enforcement to self governed policing is essential, as abuse of power is more readily available to governments with no policing oversight.
Sujit Choudnry, along with co editors Zoltan Barany, Sumit Bisarya, and Richard Stacey take on the many facets of this topic in their extensive work, “Security Sector Reform in Constitutional Transitions.” This work will go a long way in opening up the topic for future researchers studying these issues. See more info at Crunchbase
The book has three sections devoted to military dictatorships, police states, and the many conflicts that come up in post-authoritarian reform. The authors use in depth analysis of key countries emerging across the world to develop their theories. Countries such as Ghana, Chile, and Indonesia are used as prime examples to highlight the ins and outs of Security Sector Reform.
The book was published on September 19, 2019 and can be purchased in ebook form on Amazon.
Barany has taught at the University of Texas since 1991 and is the author of several books on the subjects of military power and politics.
Sujit Choudnry works as the Director for the Center of Constitutional Transitions. Choudry is considered an expert in the field of constitutional law whose work has been cited by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights . Choudnry was a recipient of the Trudeau Fellowship in 2010 for his work on post-conflict constitutional law around the world.
Bisarya received his J.D from Columbia University, in addition to a BA in Neuroscience from Brown. Bisarya is the former head of the Constitution-Building Processes Programme at International IDEA
Stacey was the Director of Research at the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law before joining the University of Toronto to teach public law.