As Security Sector Reform (SSR) faces pressure to address new issues and threats, the moment is right to assess unresolved issues concerning both the concept and the practice of SSR. Four points stand out as essential to improving SSR initiatives.
Marked changes in the institutional set-up of tackling WMD proliferation, encompassing key innovations in transnational governance, have not fundamentally improved the legitimacy of the regimes, but have made them more effective.
The G20 proved a good tool for immediate crisis management in the wake of the economic crisis. But how representative, accountable and effective is it? And what is the future role of the G20 in the system of international finance?
How legitimate are new transnational governance arrangements in the field of climate change? Arguably, this is closely linked to the extent to which climate change is considered a pressing global challenge.
In an increasingly crowded global health landscape a debate has emerged on who does what, how and financed by whom. The effectiveness of the delivery of global health benefits a lot from the newer forms of transnational governance and from new funding.