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Transnational Police Building: critical lessons from Timor-Leste and Solomon Islands

Goldsmith, Andrew; Dinnen, Sinclair

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In this paper we begin by defining and examining the concept of police building. Its historical precedents and contemporary forms are briefly reviewed, showing a variety of motives and agendas for this kind of institution building. We argue that police building has been a relatively neglected dimension of nation- and state-building exercises, despite its importance to functions of pacification and restoration of law and order. The emerging literature on international police reform and capacity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21798
Source: Third World Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/01436590701507479

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