Policing Developing Democracies / Edition 1

Policing Developing Democracies / Edition 1

by Mercedes S. Hinton
     
 

There are enormous challenges in establishing policing systems in young democracies. Such societies typically have a host of unresolved pressing social, economic and political questions that impinge on policing and the prospects for reform. There are a series of hugely important questions arising in this context, to do with the emergence of the new security agenda,

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Overview

There are enormous challenges in establishing policing systems in young democracies. Such societies typically have a host of unresolved pressing social, economic and political questions that impinge on policing and the prospects for reform. There are a series of hugely important questions arising in this context, to do with the emergence of the new security agenda, the problems of transnational crime and international terrorism, the rule of law and the role of the police, security services and the military.

This is a field that is not only of growing academic interest but is now the focus of a very significant police reform ‘industry’. Development agencies and entrepreneurs are involved around the globe in attempts to establish democratic police reforms in countries with little or no history of such activity. Consequently, there is a growing literature in this field, but as yet no single volume that brings together the central developments.

This book gathers together scholars from political science, international relations and criminology to focus on the issues raised by policing within developing democracies examining countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415428491
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Mercedes S. Hinton is Nuffield Research Fellow in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics. Her previous book is the prize-winning The State on the Streets: Police and Politics in Argentina and Brazil (Lynne Rienner Publishers: 2006).

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy and Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Policing Developing Democracies, Mercedes S. Hinton and Tim Newburn Europe: 2. Turkey: Progress Towards Democratic Policing? Andrew Goldsmith 3. Policing in the ‘New’ Russia, Adrian Beck and Annette Robertson 4. Policing in Serbia: Negotiating the Transition between Rhetoric and Reform, Sonja Stojanovic and Mark Downes Asia: 5. Policing in South Korea: Struggle, Challenge, And Reform, Byongook Moon and Merry Morash 6. Democratic Policing in India: Issues and Concerns, Arvind Verma 7. Police Reform and Reconstruction in Timor-Leste: A Difficult Do-Over, Gordon Peake South America: 8. Venezuela, Christopher Birkbeck and Luis Gerardo Gabaldón 9. The Challenges of Accountability in Democratic Mexico: Who Polices the Police? Diane Davis 10. Police and State Reform in Brazil: Bad Apple or Rotten Barrel? Mercedes S. Hinton Africa: 11. Policing in Kenya: A Selective Service, Alice Hills 12. The Building of the New South African Police Service: the Dynamics of Police Reform in a Changing (and Violent) Country, Antony Altbeker 13. Policing Nigeria: Challenges and Reforms, Kemi Asiwaju and Otwin Marenin

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