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  1. Liberia: Performing the Symbols of the Past,Reinventing the Symbols of the FutureLiberian Studies Association Conference, Indiana University, 23-25.03.07 Reinventing the Security Sector in Liberia: Lessons Learnt from Public Perceptions Judy Smith-Höhn

  2. Outline • Methodology • Presentation of selected results • Conclusion: relevance of local perceptions for security sector reform

  3. 1. Methodology Three methods: • Survey poll of 700 Respondents in the 3 urban areas of Monrovia, Tubmanburg and Buchanan • 4 focus group discussions of 6-8 persons • Approx. 30 semi-standardised interviews with elites and local as well as international experts

  4. 2. Results Three guiding questions: • How do Liberians perceive security today, • who do Liberians consider to be relevant security actors, and • how have security perceptions changed over time?

  5. Perceptions of security today Table 1: Perceptions of general and personal security in Liberia today

  6. Table 2: Which group is the most important one for your personal safety? N: 698

  7. Table 3: Rating of security actors in urban Liberia today N = 698 (out of total sample of 700); % of ‘Don’t know’ and ‘no answer’ responses not shown

  8. Diagram 1: Mapping of Security Arena in Liberia today

  9. Changing perceptions of security over time Table 4: Perceptions of changes in national and personal security

  10. Vigilante Poro/Sandee MODEL LURD GOL/militia ATU SOD disputed Legend: positive --- --- negative --- cooperation rivalry Diagram 2: Mapping of Security Arena in 2003 Before:

  11. Diagram 1: Mapping of Security Arena in Liberia today After:

  12. 3. Conclusion Past Future ?

  13. Thank you!

  14. Any questions?

  15. Additional slidePerceptions of security - Liberia and Sierra Leone compared Liberia N = 698; Sierra Leone N=702

  16. Additional slideTable: Which group do you feel is the biggest threat to you personally?

  17. Additional slide: Focus groups in Sierra Leone Mapping the security arena in SL today (market women)

  18. Additional slide: Focus groups in Sierra Leone Mapping the security arena in SL 3 years ago

  19. Additional slide: Focus groups in Sierra Leone Mapping the security arena in SL 5 years ago