|28 May 2009
|5:00pm - 7:00pm
A lecture by CRASSH Visiting Fellow Professor Alice Hills (University of Leeds)
Transnational Policing: Why it Won't Work
United Nations operations require police from countries such as Bangladesh, China and Franceto sharea common understanding about appropriate policing standards. This is problematic. Admittedly, the idea that police from around the world share a distinctive outlook on their job is well established. So too is the assumption that police must co-operate if they are to respond effectively to the crime and insecurity facilitated by globalisation. Yet the possibility of developing a genuinely transnational police-craft is negligible. Liberal commentators may idealise the idea of a transnational ethic, but the subjective nature of effective policing means that there is no such thing as a common police craft. There is no evidence of a set of norms capable of fulfilling this requirement either. This is evident from UN operations, which offer a laboratory in which to examine the relationship between international and sub-state policing standards.
The event is free to attend and open to everyone. No need to register.