Forsvarsrettet sikkerhetssektorreform: organisering, motiver og resultater
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- Forsvarets høgskole 
Abstract. This thesis explores Norwegian policy and practice towards defence security sector reform (DSSR) in 2004–2011, focusing primarily on two Norwegian-led projects, one in Montenegro and the other in Serbia. I have analysed how the Norwegian DSSR effort is organised and what have been the main motivations behind the engagement, having an eye on both realism and idealism. Also, I have identified the most significant results and related them to the Norwegian foreign policy ambition of “making a difference”. My conclusion is that Norway’s DSSR efforts in the two countries have been successful. One reason for that is a flexible project organisation, another the experience achieved by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the interdepartmental working practice and coordination between them. As for the motives behind the engagement, I have concluded that Norwegian foreign and security policy interests play a prominent role, notably the importance of enhancing peace and stability in Europe and of strengthening the role of NATO, which is a cornerstone of Norwegian security policy. However, idealism in the broadest sense has played a role as well, which is also reflected in the fact that the DSSR projects are funded through DAC/ODA approved donor funding principles. Finally, I argue that the documented success of the two projects illustrates how Norway can “make a difference”.