This article contributes to the critical discourse on security sector reform (SSR) by explicitly acknowledging its political dimensions and implications. Through a consideration of the role of SSR in international processes of securitization and state-building, it highlights the paradoxes implicit in this model, and the subsequent consequences of its implementation on the ground using the case of occupied Palestinian territories where SSR has significantly altered the local security landscape.
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Research Article| March 01 2019
Securitization Dysfunction: Security Sector Reform in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
1School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK
2Mutah University, Karak, Jordan
Tahani Mustafa is at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, as well as Mutah University, Karak, Jordan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 19–38.
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Tahani Mustafa; Securitization Dysfunction: Security Sector Reform in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 March 2019; 12 (1): 19–38. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121002
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