International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Police and Military in the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict

Document Type

Article

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Publication Date

1-1-1977

Volume

433

Issue

1

First Page

137

Last Page

149

ISSN

0002-7162

DOI

10.1177/000271627743300113

Keywords

police, armed forces, ethnic groups, conflict management

Share

COinS