Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80904
Authors: 
Marenin, Otwin
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/013
Abstract: 
The notion that economic development in African states requires minimal levels of security has become widely accepted in the international development community. Reforming non-functioning policing systems is an important step toward achieving security, yet the experience of changing policing systems in Africa is disappointing. Only South Africa and a few post-conflict states (Sierra Leone, Liberia) have achieved some measure of success. Many of the political, social, and economic contextual conditions that would support reforms of policing are absent. Recommendations on what policies could work, drawn from the general policing reform literature and African case studies, are suggested.
Subjects: 
Africa
policing
economic development
policing reforms
JEL: 
F63
K42
O19
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-590-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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