Security Sector Reform

Topic Guide: SSR in Latin America and the Caribbean

This regional guide by Paul Beckitt and Shiv Bakrania provides an introduction to literature on security sector reform (SSR) in Latin America and the Caribbean. It highlights key regional texts and resources that cut across a number of security sectors and countries. Because of the size of the region, several broadly representative country case studies from sub-regions have been selected to highlight particular issues of interest.

Whilst not exhaustive, this guide gives an indication of the growing literature available on SSR in the region. Research on SSR, particularly region-wide comparisons, is not abundant and though English-language papers are used wherever possible, if a key document is only available in Spanish then it is included below, with a brief summary in English.

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For further information on SSR in Latin America and the Caribbean, please visit the GFN-SSR Regional SSR Guide web pages.