By Jürgen Rüland, Maria-Gabriela Manea, Hans Born
This quantity seeks to provide an explanation for why democratization and armed forces reforms stagnate in newly democratizing international locations. The contributions combination historic, ideational, cultural and structural explanatory components to investigate the trajectories of army reform in Indonesia and Nigeria, significant neighborhood powers that percentage many structural commonalities. within the culture of the literature on defense zone reform (SSR), the e-book not just scrutinizes government tasks towards army reform, but additionally presents plentiful assurance of societal actors. Findings convey that whereas army reform is stagnating in either nations, societal forces needs to be taken under consideration extra as significant riding forces in explaining army reform. a number of chapters research how legislatures, non-governmental agencies and the civilian defence epistemic neighborhood give a contribution to the transformation of army associations. The final a part of the publication tackles one other element infrequently studied within the literature on army reform, particularly, the position of militias in army reform.