State, Civil Society and Police Reform in South Africa

State, Civil Society and Police Reform in South Africa

The bulk of the police reforms introduced in the 1990-91 period in South Africa were initiated by the government or the South African Police itself. The new rhetoric of police reform, centring on the concept of "community-supported policing," continues to dominate the public debate about the transition and the longer term reform agenda. This paper examines the relationship between state and civil society in the process of police reform in the transitional period in South Africa.

 

State, Civil Society and Police Reform in South Africa
Janine Rauch
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Janine Rauch, an independent consultant, is the former Director of a technical advisory facility designed to Strengthen the Uganda Government's Anti-Corruption Response (SUGAR). She obtained her MPhil Criminology from Cambridge University and Post Graduate Diploma Monitoring & Evaluation Methods Monitoring & Evaluation Methods from Stellenbosch University.

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