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Multi-level Governance and Security: The Security Sector Reform Process in the Central African Republic

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  • Niagalé Bagayoko-Penone

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Analysing how the SSR process in CAR has been defined and then implemented, this article puts emphasis on the international interactions between institutional actors who may be geographically/territorially situated at different levels of the policy-making process in different places around the world, thus suggesting ways to grasp multi-actor and multi-sited governance. Therefore, it advocates an approach which consists of expanding the agenda of the traditional multi-level governance approach. The issue at stake here is to capture the interactive institutional dynamic at an international level, thus developing a methodological framework that is likely to seize both the topdown and the bottom-up dynamics of decision-making processes. The first objective is to capture the sets of actors and procedures which drive the process, and to map out the various levels of government at which decisions are made, either the more top-down, or the more bottom-up oriented ones, answering two sets of questions: How is security governance organised? Who decides, and on which matters? Secondly – and more fundamentally – is to capture the intermingling of domestic and international decision-making processes which increasingly overlap and interfere with each other in Southern countries.

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  • Niagalé Bagayoko-Penone, 2010. "Multi-level Governance and Security: The Security Sector Reform Process in the Central African Republic," RSCAS Working Papers 2010/47, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:rsc:rsceui:2010/47
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    security sector reform; SSR; Africa; European Union security policy; multi-level governance;

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