Policing for Peace in Northern Ireland: Change, Conflict and Community Confidence

Hardcover | April 11, 2013

byJoanne Murphy

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The fundamental change in policing that began in 2001 was a critical part of the Northern Ireland peace process. Seventy years after its establishment the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) remained distrusted and unrepresentative of the Catholic – nationalist community. This book explores how policing changed and the significant contribution that overhaul made to the most successful conflict transformation process in recent decades. It looks at policing from an organizational perspective and focuses on leadership, strategy and culture as it traces the journey from RUC to PSNI. In this way it reflects the views of many key figures inside the organization and of key political decision makers outside of it. This book will be of tremendous interest to those seeking to explore the underlying dynamics of one of the most radical and challenging change processes in recent history and is a must read for anyone interested in the Northern Irish peace process.

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The fundamental change in policing that began in 2001 was a critical part of the Northern Ireland peace process. Seventy years after its establishment the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) remained distrusted and unrepresentative of the Catholic – nationalist community. This book explores how policing changed and the significant contrib...

Joanne Murphy is a lecturer on organisational behaviour and change at Queens University Management School, Northern Ireland. She has published on policing and public sector management and is co-author of Public Management and Complexity Theory, Richer Decision in Public Services.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 10.23 × 5.63 × 0.86 inPublished:April 11, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230291996

ISBN - 13:9780230291997

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: CONTEXT, PROCESS AND TIME
1. The Conditions for Conflict and Change
2. Taking an Organisational Perspective
PART II: CHANGE WITHIN: FOUR PHASES OF TRANSITION
3. Phase One: The Tipping Point
4. Phase Two: Implementation, Symbolic Modification and Resistance
5. Phase Three: Power Assisted Steering
6. Phase Four: A New Order?
PART III: MANAGING CHANGE: NEW CHALLENGES, OLD PROBLEMS
7. Facilitating Change Under Environmental Pressure: Leadership, Resourcing, Pace and External Intervention
8. The Past Drives the Present into the Future: Continuity, Change and Policing in Northern Ireland

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