Based on unprecedented empirical research conducted with lower levels of the Afghan police, this unique study assesses how institutional legacy and external intervention, from countries including the UK and the US, have shaped the structural conditions of corruption in the police force and the state.
Taking a social constructivist approach, the book combines an in-depth analysis of internal political, cultural and economic drivers with references to several regime changes affecting policing and security, from the Soviet occupation and Mujahidin militias to Taliban religious police.
Crossing disciplinary boundaries, Singh offers an invaluable contribution to the literature and to anti-corruption policy in developing and conflict-affected societies.
"This unique book investigates how corruption comes to be and is maintained despite anti-corruption efforts. This is a timely investigation from the perspective of front-line officers." Jesse Wozniak, West Virginia University
“Understanding different drivers of corruption is fundamental for addressing it. Singh’s groundbreaking study of corruption in the Afghan police should guide reforms and inform studies in other post-conflict countries.” Arne Strand, U4 Anti-corruption Resource Centre
Danny Singh is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Teesside University.
Definitions and Typologies of Police Corruption
Preventing Police Corruption
Security Sector Reform, Post-conflict Reconstruction and Police Corruption in Post-conflict States
Political, Economic and Cultural Drivers of Police Corruption
Corruption in Afghanistan: External Intervention and Institutional Legacy
Social Construction of Corruption
Assessing the Drivers of Corruption Within the Afghan Police Force
Prevention Strategies in Afghanistan