Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
“Royal Ulster Constabulary to Police Service of Northern Ireland: Radical Change or Playing the Long Game?”
The fundamental change in policing that began in 2001 was a critical part of the Northern Ireland peace process. In her talk, Dr. Murphy will explore the underlying dynamics of how policing in NI was transformed and the significant contribution that overhaul made to the most successful conflict transformation process in recent decades. It will look at the reform process from an organizational perspective and focus on leadership, strategy and culture in the journey from RUC to PSNI. In this way it will provide an insight into the views of many key figures within the organization at different stages of the process as well as tracing the interface between external political decision-making and internal change drivers. It will conclude with an analysis of the organisation’s change strategy and how it has evolved.