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Policing and Conflict in Northern Ireland


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Joanne Wright, Keith Bryett
    Pages 1-17
  3. Joanne Wright, Keith Bryett
    Pages 18-40
  4. Joanne Wright, Keith Bryett
    Pages 73-92
  5. Joanne Wright, Keith Bryett
    Pages 93-113
  6. Joanne Wright, Keith Bryett
    Pages 114-123
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 124-155

About this book


In societies suffering from acute political and social cleavage, policing agencies are invariably at the heart of the conflict resolution processes. In Northern Ireland, there have been calls for the RUC to be disbanded as well as for it to be retained unchanged. After considering various options and models especially from Spain, South Africa and the Netherlands this book charts a path for reform that takes account of Northern Ireland's political realities and will help build trust and inclusions.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonEngland

About the authors

JOANNE WRIGHT is the Director of European Studies at Royal Holloway, London University. Her research interests are in issues of state and sub-state security on which she has published widely.

KEITH BRYETT is Consultant at Walden University, Minneapolis and a former police office who has been involved in curriculum design and the development of police and criminal justice related studies at Griffith University in Australia and at the Queens University of Belfast. His special interests include comparative police studies and the relationship between police, government and society.

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