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Author Marat, Erica, author.

Title Reforming the police in post-Soviet states [electronic resource] : Georgia and Kyrgyzstan / Erica Marat.

Publication Info. Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 57 pages).
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Series Letort papers
Letort papers.
Note Title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed November 8, 2013).
"November 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-57).
Contents Introduction -- What constitutes police reform -- Georgia. The reform -- A "police state" -- Dealing with mass riots -- Kyrgyzstan. Reform programs and authoritarian leadership -- Moving the reform out of the Interior Ministry -- The policeman's dilemma -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary This report identifies and explains the determinants of police reform in former Soviet states by examining the cases of Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. The two cases were chosen to show two drastically different approaches to reform played out in countries facing arguably similar problems with state-crime links, dysfunctional governments, and corrupt police forces. In Georgia, the government's reform program has fundamentally transformed the police, but it also reinforced the president Mikhail Saakashvili regime's reliance on the police. With two political regime changes in one decade, Kyrgyzstan's failed reform effort led to increasing levels of corruption within law enforcement agencies and the rise of violent nonstate groups. The experiences of Georgia and Kyrgyzstan show that a militarized police force is unlikely to spontaneously reform itself, even if the broader political landscape becomes more democratic. If anything, the Interior Ministry will adapt to new political leadership, both to ensure its own position in society and to continue receiving the state resources needed to sustain itself. Both Georgia and Kyrgyzstan offer important guidelines for conducting successful police reform in a former Soviet state, advice that could be helpful to the Middle Eastern states currently undergoing rapid political transformation.
Subject Police -- Georgia (Republic)
Police administration -- Georgia (Republic)
Police -- Kyrgyzstan.
Police administration -- Kyrgyzstan.
Police -- Case studies.
Police administration -- Case studies.
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, publisher.
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher.
Other Form: Print version: Marat, Erica. Reforming the police in post-Soviet states 1584876018 (OCoLC)865000630
ISBN 1584876018
Standard No. NLGGC 370366662
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-18 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146/3:R 25/2

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