Police as Nation builders

Distinguishing between countries that contribute police officers to United Nations peace operations

Garth Den Heyer*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The involvement of police in post-conflict peacekeeping has experienced exceptional growth. As a result, the countries contributing police officers to United Nations and European Union Missions is increasing. The countries that have contributed police officers to the 24 United Nations Missions that took place between January 2006 and December 2012 are examined and compared with those of military peacekeeping contributing countries. The countries identified as contributing police to peacekeeping missions during this period are different from those contributing military forces and are principally developing nations. These results raise questions in regard to the form of policing being introduced in postconflict nations and the depriving of the contributing countries of their limited resource.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-115
Number of pages42
JournalJournal of International Peacekeeping
Volume17
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • International policing
  • Peace operations
  • Policing post-conflict
  • United Nations Police

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