Phases and Challenges of Security Sector Reform in the Experience of Bulgaria

Publication Type:

Report

Authors:

Todor Tagarev

Source:

IT4Sec Reports, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Number 85, Sofia (2011)

Keywords:

accountability, armed forces, civilian control, Consortium., effectiveness, efficiency, integrity, IT4Sec reports, PfP, security sector reform, Transparency

Abstract:

IT4Sec Reports 85 includes the main theses of a presentation at the “Oversight and Accountability of the Defense Sector” panel of the Annual Conference of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 22-23 June 2011. The report describes the Bulgarian experience along the three main phases of reform in the post-communist transition of the country: (1) Establishing key mechanisms for civilian control over the armed forces and protection of human rights in the early 1990s; (2) Building democratic defense institutions, starting in the late 1990s and continuing to be in the focus throughout the first decade of the new century; and (3) Transformation of the security sector as a whole – the current focus of reform efforts.
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