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Managing Security Laura R. Cleary

Managing Security By Laura R. Cleary

Managing Security by Laura R. Cleary

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This textbook is designed to be used by those tackling the complex and challenging issues of security sector reform (SSR).

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Managing Security: Concepts and Challenges by Laura R. Cleary

This textbook is designed to be used by those tackling the complex and challenging issues of security sector reform (SSR).

The questions of 'What is security?' and 'How can governments deliver it in the most efficient and effective manner?' are central to this volume. The text explores the ways in which security might be achieved, providing readers with the guiding principles of governance and management. Principles are illustrated through reference to the experiences of countries engaged in reform of their security institutions, allowing the reader to identify continuities and discontinuities in the process of change within the security sector. Written by practitioners for practitioners, the book provides readers with a framework with which to assess and respond to first-, second- and third-generation issues within SSR. All chapters include an introduction to the topic, empirical case studies, and exercises to encourage readers to reflect upon their own experiences of governing and managing security.

This book will be of much interest to students of security studies, defence management and defence policy, as well as to practitioners in the field of security management.

Managing Security Reviews

'The chapters in this book offer valuable insights for academics, students, practitioners and governments addressing issues of resilience, security and the repair of systems broken years ago. This book is a wake-up call for action, once again.'--Katarina Strbac, The School of Engineering Management, Belgrade, Serbia

'[T]his is one of the most interesting books on defense and security topics that I have read. It addresses key questions and issues of security management that lecturers and students, as well as staff at defense and security institutions, frequently encounter.... It is also very enjoyable to read. I would therefore, with full confidence, strongly recommend this book.'--Major General Jonni Mahroza, Indonesian Defense University

Managing Security presents a varied, rich compilation of texts that adds new dimensions to complex issues. While the book offers detailed insights on specific topics related to managing security, it also provides a broader framework for how to approach reform. I appreciated the emphasis on conceptual clarity, which is manifested throughout the book and encouraged me to re-examine how I use and understand certain concepts, and the way others may interpret them. I will read the book again, both in its entirety and as a handbook, and I will most definitely encourage others to do the same.'--Emma Ingemansson, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm, Sweden

'The pressures on national security are diffuse and challenging. We are in a more competitive era in which the nature and distribution of global power is changing, and the past 18 months have tested national security systems in a way that has been long predicted, yet still found many unprepared and struggling. Against this backdrop, Cleary and Darby's book is an important contribution to the debate about how nations protect themselves and their citizens. The book urges a systems approach that goes beyond individual actors and highlights the importance of often neglected areas such as legitimacy, organisational and human behaviour. Taking us back to the basics, they invite us to challenge many of the hidden assumptions codified in policy and question whether the choices we have made remain valid. In doing so, they and their contributors have produced a work that is of value to those working in or studying national security and its continuous adaptation to new risks and threats.'--Paul O'Neill, Senior Research Fellow at RUSI, London, UK

About Laura R. Cleary

Laura R. Cleary is the Director of Oakwood International Security, UK. She has three decades of experience as an academic, author and consultant specialising in security governance and management.

Roger Darby is an academic, author, consultant and practitioner with over 20 years' experience in international development, higher and continuing education and with business, education and training expertise. He holds a number of appointments as a visiting professor in the UK and overseas.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Change within context Laura R. Cleary and Roger Darby 2. If You Can't Be Secure, Be Resilient Edith Wilkinson and Laura R. Cleary 3. Governance: Concepts and Challenges Laura R. Cleary and Gemma Collantes-Celador 4. The Legal Framework for Security David Turns and Anicee Van Engeland 5. Policy Formation and Implementation David Chuter 6. Accountability: A tangled web Laura R. Cleary 7. Security Institutions: Their function, structure and staffing David Chuter 8. Strategic Management Ifti Zaidi and Bryan Watters 9. Human Resource Management in the Security Sector Roger Darby 10. Cyber Security and Knowledge Management Roger Darby, Lorraine Dodd and Jeremy Hilton 11. Defence Acquisition John McCormack and Tim Burnett 12. Generating Value Through Offsets in International Defence Procurement Kogila Balakrishnan 13. Strategic Leadership: Concept, theory and practice Bryan Watters and Ifti Zaidi 14. Change Management Roger Darby 15. Managing Security: Future Challenges Laura R. Cleary and Roger Darby

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Managing Security: Concepts and Challenges by Laura R. Cleary
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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