Skip to main content
Kent Academic Repository

A New Balance between ‘Local’ and ‘National’? Libya's Failed Security Sector Reform

Yeşilyurt, Nuri (2023) A New Balance between ‘Local’ and ‘National’? Libya's Failed Security Sector Reform. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 17 (4). pp. 456-476. ISSN 1750-2985. (doi:10.1080/17502977.2023.2207885) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:103288)

PDF Author's Accepted Manuscript
Language: English

Restricted to Repository staff only until 30 November 2024.

Contact us about this Publication
[thumbnail of N. Yesilyurt - new balance between local and national - AAM.pdf]
Official URL:


This study argues that local ownership of Security Sector Reform (SSR) efforts may not be enough to bring stability to post-conflict countries, especially where the state is collapsed due to armed conflict. Based on the vertical integration approach, the study makes a conceptual distinction between local and national security providers/initiatives and highlights the importance of the balance-building role that international actors should play between them to achieve security and stability during post-conflict reconstruction. The research focuses on the Libyan experience between 2011 and 2014 as a single case study and relies mainly on United Nations (UN) documents and fieldwork-based reports.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17502977.2023.2207885
Uncontrolled keywords: Law, Political Science and International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Funders: Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2023 15:47 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 00:36 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

University of Kent Author Information

  • Depositors only (login required):

Total unique views for this document in KAR since July 2020. For more details click on the image.