This article applies the Principal-Agent model to Security Force Assistance (SFA) in Tunisia, problematising some of its assumptions and advancing complementary notions to capture evolving international and national security practices. By investigating how post-2015 SFA contributed to the reconfiguration and evolution of domestic actors, national strategies, and debates on security in the context of regime change, we argue that it epitomises a counter-intuitive success story of principals-agents' dynamics leading to increased security performance. Meanwhile, SFA evolved from an emergency and state-centric approach, to a partially diversified set of practices embodying more comprehensive and bottom-up understanding of societal and human security.

Applying Principal-Agent Theory to Security Force Assistance: The Atypical Case of Post-2015 Tunisia / Cimini G.; Santini R.H.. - In: JOURNAL OF INTERVENTION AND STATEBUILDING. - ISSN 1750-2977. - STAMPA. - 15:5(2021), pp. 665-681. [10.1080/17502977.2021.1986258]

Applying Principal-Agent Theory to Security Force Assistance: The Atypical Case of Post-2015 Tunisia

Cimini G.
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2021

Abstract

This article applies the Principal-Agent model to Security Force Assistance (SFA) in Tunisia, problematising some of its assumptions and advancing complementary notions to capture evolving international and national security practices. By investigating how post-2015 SFA contributed to the reconfiguration and evolution of domestic actors, national strategies, and debates on security in the context of regime change, we argue that it epitomises a counter-intuitive success story of principals-agents' dynamics leading to increased security performance. Meanwhile, SFA evolved from an emergency and state-centric approach, to a partially diversified set of practices embodying more comprehensive and bottom-up understanding of societal and human security.
2021
Applying Principal-Agent Theory to Security Force Assistance: The Atypical Case of Post-2015 Tunisia / Cimini G.; Santini R.H.. - In: JOURNAL OF INTERVENTION AND STATEBUILDING. - ISSN 1750-2977. - STAMPA. - 15:5(2021), pp. 665-681. [10.1080/17502977.2021.1986258]
Cimini G.; Santini R.H.
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