In the link below is a pre-publication book by Dr David Chuter, member of the SCID Panel of Experts, entitled The Security Sector in a Law-Based State: A Short Guide for Practitioners and Others. This is an invaluable resource which provides an outstanding and comprehensive introduction to the rule of law and, specifically, how to manage the security sector in a law-based state, which fills a significant gap in the current literature.
David has very kindly shared his book with us before formal publication. Should you have any comments, please share them with David at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you refer to this work, please cite as follows: Chuter, D. (2015) The Security Sector in a Law-Based State: A Short Guide for Practitioners and Others. Pre-publication edition. Available at www.uolscid.wordpress.com (Accessed: [date]).
On behalf of us all, I would like to very warmly thank David for generously sharing this excellent book with us.
Best wishes, Eleanor
This is the 9th Online Guest Lecture by members of the SCID Panel of Experts. Dr David Chuter presents a lecture entitled The Rule of Law: What’s it Good For?
The complicated and frequently contradictory discourse surrounding what is often called the “Rule of Law” tends to conceal an issue of great political importance: the relationship between the state and the people, and how the state chooses to enforce (or not) the peoples’ norms and standards. This Lecture focuses on the rather different norms and traditions which are uneasily combined in the concept of the “Rule of Law”, and the practical difficulties involved in trying to apply that concept, in Western societies as much as elsewhere.
This Lecture will be an essential resource for SCID students in its discussion of the rule of law, how it is variously defined and understood and, essentially, the relationship between the state and its citizens. Moreover, its importance lies in encouraging a critical reflection upon the amorphous and often ambiguous terms frequently used with the field of post-conflict intervention (rule of law, governance, development and so on).
Click on the link below to access David’s Lecture (it is large so it will take a while to download). Please submit any questions or comments within the next two weeks for David’s attention and/or discussion by other SCID Panel members, students and staff.
David Chuter Guest Lecture RoL June 2015