Police, Government and Accountability: Edition 2

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Police, Government and Accountability is an examination of the relationship between police and central and local government in the United Kingdom. The book deals with the constitutional position of police and traces developments in the debate on accountability from the Royal Commission report of 1962 to the present day. The second edition also re-examines the police and government relationship after the passing of the controversial Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 and the local government reforms. Particular attention is given to the model of accountability in Northern Ireland and the role played by the army in aid to the civil power.
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Springer
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Nov 20, 1996
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Pages
196
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ISBN
9781349251551
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English
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Political Science / General
Political Science / History & Theory
Social Science / Criminology
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
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The hostilities that saw the break-up of Tito’s Yugoslavia ravaged the Balkans and generated some of the most tragic episodes in modern history. War and Peace in the Balkans explores the history of the conflict and its themes from an insider’s perspective. In this independent and critical account, Ian Oliver uses his extensive experience in the region to evaluate the role of the international community in its responses to the war and the efforts to rebuild. Using his extensive experience in the region, Ian Oliver explores the history of the conflict and its themes from an insider’s perspective. In his personal, poignant and often-critical account, Oliver evaluates the role of the international community in its responses to the war and the efforts to rebuild the country. The book examines events between June 1995 and July 1998 inside what became the Former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia) during Oliver's work for the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia and, post-war, the Office of the High Representative and the European Community Monitoring Mission. A rich blend of action and analysis, the commentary is alive to both the politics of the day and to the frustrations and realities of cementing the peace. War and Peace in the Balkans is an enthralling account which will be essential reading for aid, charity and humanitarian practitioners world-wide, as well as for the layperson who simply wants to understand what happened in Bosnia and what role the UN, International and Non-Governmental Organisations played in rebuilding and reshaping the country after the war.
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