Building Arafat's Police: The Politics Of International Police Assistance In The Palestinian Territories After The Oslo Agree by Brynjar LiaBuilding Arafat's Police: The Politics Of International Police Assistance In The Palestinian Territories After The Oslo Agree by Brynjar Lia

Building Arafat's Police: The Politics Of International Police Assistance In The Palestinian…

byBrynjar Lia

Hardcover | January 11, 1999

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Building Arafat's Police examines the role of international donors in creating and reforming the Palestinian police and security forces. The book brings a unique insight into the problems of providing aid to police forces created by a national liberation organization in a war torn society, and also offers a detailed account of a much neglected research topic, namely police reform efforts in the Middle East peace process. The book demonstrates how the donor officials struggled to overcome ingrained unwillingness at home against the use of aid funds for police reform purposes, while at the same time maneuvering uneasily between Israeli obstructionism and security concerns, rivalries between Palestinian police generals, as well as a lack of Palestinian preparedness for the technical and practical aspects of police reform.
Dr Brynjar Lia is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment in Kjeller, Norway. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University in 2001-2. Lia is the author of A Police Force Without a State: A History of the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank and Gaza (Ithaca Press, 2005), and The Society...
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Title:Building Arafat's Police: The Politics Of International Police Assistance In The Palestinian…Format:HardcoverDimensions:452 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 11, 1999Publisher:Garnet PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0863723055

ISBN - 13:9780863723056

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'This work is, and is likely to remain, the definitive account of its topic' Rex Brynen, McGill University 'The strength [of the book] lies in the detailed and careful examination of both the social order and policing problems as they have arisen in Palestine and in the problems and processes of donor assistance. Nothing like this ... exists right now on any other police reform and assistance project.' Otwin Marenin, Washington State University 'This work is, and is likely to remain, the definitive account of its topic' Rex Brynen, McGill University 'The strength [of the book] lies in the detailed and careful examination of both the social order and policing problems as they have arisen in Palestine and in the problems and processes of donor assistance. Nothing like this ... exists right now on any other police reform and assistance project.' Otwin Marenin, Washington State University