One of the reasons that the police are so inept turns out to be the fault of the British. When creating colonial police forces, British rulers consciously chose the Royal Ulster Constabulary as their blueprint rather than the London Metropolitan Police, thereby placing political repression, intimidation and population control at the heart of the police’s mission, rather than the rule of law. The situation is made worse because, across the developing world, the law exists only in statute books, reassuring Western partners but never enforced by the police and courts on the ground. The authors argue that these codes can be made to work, however.
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This is my attic blog. It's an archive of old blog entries and posts on various blogs and blog-like things. When I close a project down, it goes here. This may move, the links aren't permanent, but if you're interested in reading stuff I've written over the years – go nuts!
CAUTION: it's about as well sorted as you'd expect an attic to be.
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