A Police Force without a State: A History of the Palestinian by Brynjar Lia

By Brynjar Lia

This booklet strains the evolution of the Palestinian police and safeguard forces, starting with its ancient antecedents in Lebanon and the occupied territories, and the formation of formal police organisations after the Oslo Accords until eventually the outbreak of the second one Intifada in September 2000. The historical past of the Palestinian Police revolves round the basic query of ways a countrywide police strength will be created and operated with no the framework of an self sufficient nation. except delivering a much more designated and exact account of the Palestinian Police historical past than earlier works, the examine additionally presents distinct perception into the issues and dilemmas of policing by way of non-state actors in struggle torn societies. The learn lines the institution and growth of the Palestinian police and safety forces with a spotlight on PLO efforts at recruiting, education and increasing the strength, its political context, institutional improvement, and dilemmas of 'non-state' policing within the context of the political-military clash with Israel. in keeping with a number of latest unpublished assets, spanning from Palestinian Authority records, inner Palestinian Police guides, a distinct entry to the information of the Norwegian international Ministry (which chaired an important police coordination committees), and a truly thorough evaluation of hundreds of thousands of Arab, Israeli and foreign press, the current research provides a special perception right into a hitherto uncharted territory in modern Palestinian and heart jap heritage. This booklet can also be of necessary curiosity to scholars, researchers and practitioners within the box of defense area reform and overseas police assistance.

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