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The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries

 Author: Erica Marat  Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Politics, Security, Tajikistan  Publisher: Oxford University Press  Publication Date: 2018  Language: English  Link to Publisher

The Politics of Police Reform explores the conditions in which police forces are able to succeed in their transformation and when they are likely to fail. The book compares reform efforts in Ukraine, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, finding that bottom-up public mobilization is likely to emerge in the aftermath of transformative violence–incidents in which the usual patterns of policing are interrupted with unprecedented brutality against vulnerable individuals.