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Investigating Corruption in the Afghan Police Force

Instability and Insecurity in Post-conflict Societies

By Danny Singh

Published

5 Aug 2020

Page count

248 pages

ISBN

978-1447354666

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

5 Aug 2020

Page count

248 pages

ISBN

978-1447354697

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

5 Aug 2020

Page count

248 pages

ISBN

978-1447354697

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Investigating Corruption in the Afghan Police Force

Based on unprecedented empirical research conducted with lower levels of the Afghan police, this unique study assesses how institutional legacy and external intervention 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 ground-breaking 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.

Introduction

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

Conclusions