Bruce Baker looks at security sector reform in Africa and how this is seeking to improve security across the board in Africa. He makes three main points in this video: 1) security sector reform is built on two erroneous assumptions: firstly that the state is capable of delivering security and secondly that the state is the main actor in security sector reform; 2) the failure of the implementation of security sector reform which is often flawed, narrow, insensitive; 3) a better alternative to state security or state centred security sector reform is a multi-layered security sector.

Bruce Baker, Professor of African Security and Director of the African Studies Centre at Coventry University, UK

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