Police and Military in the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict
Militaries and police forces are rarely neutral actors in ethnic conflicts. They are typically ethnically imbalanced as a result both of historical socioeconomic maldistributions of opportunities and of deliberate recruit ment strategies pursued by central government elites. The modernization and professionalization of security forces is no guarantee of their communal or political neutrality. Lasting resolution of inter-ethnic and ethnic-state conflicts require a reorganization of police and militaries thorough enough so that vulnerable communities' security is substantially enhanced. © 1977, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
police, armed forces, ethnic groups, conflict management
Enloe, Cynthia, "Police and Military in the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict" (1977). International Development, Community, and Environment. 252.