Policing in Palestine
Analyzing the EU Police Reform Mission in the West Bank
This paper seeks to fill the gap of evaluation in the field of police reform efforts by examining the case of the Palestinian Territories. As efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have taught the international community, police reform is not as easy as the train-and-equip standard. Especially in post conflict environments, rebuilding the police should take into account the communities’ needs in order to build legitimacy for the institutions of government. The paper aims to answer the questions how international actors should think about police reform efforts in a subordinate, non-juridical and only partially empirical state, and what role do the monitoring and evaluation of police reform efforts play.
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