Globalization, Police Reform and Development; Doing it the Western Way?

Graham Ellison, Nathan W. Pino

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Under what conditions does successful police reform take place? Can democratic forms of policing exist within undemocratic state structures? What are the motives of donor and recipient nations, and can the norms of global civil society be cultivated in order to promote human rights, democratic governance, and fair and accountable policing? These questions are addressed in this volume, which presents a unique examination of Western-led police reform efforts by theoretically linking neoliberal globalization, police reform and development. The authors present seven country case studies based on this theoretical approach (Afghanistan, Brazil, Iraq, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkey) and assess the prospects for successful police reform in a global context.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9780230581029
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameTransnational Crime, Crime Control and Security
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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