Linking State and Non-State Security and Justice

20 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2010


Until recently links between state and non-state security and justice have been given scant attention, despite being an important part of safety and security provision in the South. This article examines the circumstances in which such linkages occur; the benefits enjoyed by the partners; and the problems encountered. It considers how their success is to be measured, and how and when they can be facilitated and made sustainable. It comes to the conclusion that, for all their limitations, states, donors and international agencies would be foolish to ignore links with non-state security and justice providers.

Suggested Citation

Baker, Bruce, Linking State and Non-State Security and Justice. Development Policy Review, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 597-616, September 2010. Available at SSRN: or

Bruce Baker (Contact Author)

Coventry University ( email )

Priory Street
Coventry, CV1 5FB
United Kingdom

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