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Multi-choice policing in Africa
The Nordic Africa Institute.
2008 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Policing is crucial to how Africans experience the freedoms of democracy and determines to a large degree the levels of economic investment they will enjoy. Yet it is a neglected area of study. Based on field research, this book reveals the surprising variety of people involved in policing besides the state police. Indeed many Africans are faced with a wide choice of public and private, legal and illegal, effective and ineffective policing. Policing in Africa is very much more than what the police do. It concerns the activities of business interests, residential communities, cultural groups, criminal organisations, local political figures and governments. How people negotiate this 'multi-choice' of policing options, and the implications of this for government and donor security policy, is the subject of this book It covers policing in all its forms in Sub-Saharan Africa, including two case studies of Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2008. , 227 p.
Keyword [en]
Police, Conflicts, Crime Prevention, Violence, Safety, Human security, Social implications, Africa south of Sahara, Uganda, Sierra Leone
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-491ISBN: 978-91-7106-603-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-491DiVA: diva2:275037
Note
CONTENTS -- Genealogy and Analysis of Policing -- Conflict, Crime and the Context of Policing in Africa -- Historical Path of Policing in Africa -- Contemporary African Policing -- Who Is Policing Uganda? -- Who Is Policing Sierra Leone? -- Patterns of Multi-Choice Policing -- Social and Political ImplicationsAvailable from: 2009-11-02 Created: 2009-11-02 Last updated: 2012-04-10Bibliographically approved

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