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Looking different, acting different: Struggles for equality within the South African Police Service

Marks, Monique


This descriptive paper tells the story of the daily difficulties that members of the Public Order Police (POP) unit in South Africa experienced in their attempts to create a more diverse (in terms of race and gender) and representative police organization. This story is told through recordings of observations and conversations that span a 4-year ethnographic journal. The paper demonstrates that despite affirmative action and equity legislation and programmes, Durban POP by the year 2001, six...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2008.00745.x


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