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An analysis of the influence of politics on policing in Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Masiloane, David Tubatsi Workneh Gebeyehu Woldekidan 2016-04-15T09:04:55Z 2016-04-15T09:04:55Z 2016-03
dc.identifier.citation Workneh Gebeyehu Woldekidan (2016) An analysis of the influence of politics on policing in Ethiopia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The study was designed to determine the influence of politics in policing in Ethiopia generally pre-1991 and post-1991 as this is the period that characterise the Ethiopian political system, which underwent tremendous changes taking along various initiatives in its move towards democratisation. It is important to note how policing was figured and reconfigured during this period in view of its critical role in the social and political system of the country. In fact, during turbulent and peaceful political changes in the country it was often used as an arm to safeguard or brutalise people. The study also indicates the extent to which the Ethiopian police as an institution has been mandated to maintain law and order while at the same time has undergone various structural and organisational changes in an attempt to move it away from undue political influence. Furthermore, the study indicates the extent to which policing is embedded into politics which by itself is a challenge because the police are expected to be professionally independent in order to uphold the rule of law while at the same time guaranteeing the safety and security of all the inhabitants of the country. This indicates the interconnectedness of policing and politics as the police are required to enforce the laws that are enacted by the government and influenced by the ruling party. Government policies are politically driven and formulated by the party in power, thus making politics to create and direct police institutions in the fulfilment of peace and security in the country. Despite the fact that the police should operate within certain degree of independence, they still have to take orders and direction from the politically established government. That is why the determination of the degree of influence is essential as it indicates whether there is undue influence or not. In view of the above inter-related issues, this thesis aims to analyse the influence of politics in policing in Ethiopia indicating how this has influenced policing in various eras. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 156 pages) : illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Policing and politics en
dc.subject The influence of politics in policing en
dc.subject The independence of policing en
dc.subject Police influence by politics en
dc.subject Police independence en
dc.subject Policing and politics in Ethiopia en
dc.subject.ddc 363.230963
dc.subject.lcsh Police -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Community policing -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Political persecution -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Ethiopia -- Politics and government
dc.subject.lcsh Police -- Political aspects -- Ethiopia
dc.title An analysis of the influence of politics on policing in Ethiopia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Police Practice en D. Litt. et Phil. (Police Science)

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