Which and Whose Authority? EU support to security governance in Aceh

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dc.contributor.author THOLENS, Simone
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T13:57:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T13:57:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation European Security, 2012, Vol. 21, No. 2, 294-309 en
dc.identifier.issn 0966-2839
dc.identifier.issn 1746-1545
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/24054
dc.description Version of record first published: 23 Apr 2012. en
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on the use of informal justice systems to support Community Based Policing with the aim to create legitimacy between state and society in post-conflict processes. It analyses the EU's involvement in reviving the customary justice system 'adat' in Aceh, Indonesia in order to discern how the concept of authority is mediated from an international organisation to local stakeholders via Security Sector Reform (SSR). The article operates with three conceptions of authority present in situations of security sector assistance: modern, postmodern and traditional. It explores the different faces of authority present in the case of Aceh, and unravels which and whose authority the EU propagates through its support to SSR. The article finds potentially contradictory processes at work, and highlights the need for more research on the use of informal justice systems within SSR. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Which and Whose Authority? EU support to security governance in Aceh en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09662839.2012.665888

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