Can the Military Be Entrusted with the Role of Police?

  • Asha Gupta


With the shift in paradigm from territorial to human security, the role of the military has changed drastically since the post-cold-war era. Instead of fighting wars and protecting national sovereignty and territory, the military is now engaged in fighting for peace. As such, the military can no longer use their power for destruction, repression, or dominance. They need to use their power to build democracy and uphold human rights. They need to protect the world’s citizens from war, terrorism, poverty, hunger, environmental degradation, and other adversaries and play the role of police as far as safety is concerned. My chapter focuses on the question: can the military be entrusted with the role of police, and is it desirable too? The methodology adopted is analytical, comparative, and empirical.


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  • Asha Gupta
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  1. 1.University of DelhiDelhiIndia

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