Policing Reform in Northern Ireland: A History and Analysis of its Use in Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation
Northern Ireland has been regarded by some as one of the most conflict-ridden countries within Europe, and perhaps the world, during the late 20th century. The vast majority of the conflict in the country stemmed from clashing national and religious identities, which in many ways overlapped. In 1998, after 30 years of ongoing conflict, the British government set into motion large-scale, widespread policing reforms after the release of a 128-page reform report detailing 175 recommendations for positive change within the police force. Ultimately, the policing reforms instituted in Northern Ireland ...
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