Policing Northern Ireland: Proposals for a New Start - John Mcgarry; Brendan O'Leary;Blackstaff Press, 1999, Paperback.
Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Actually a nice copy but previous owners annotation to the last blank and reverse of the lower wrap, occasional marginalia throughout.
Presumed First in this edition. The authors, acclaimed commentators on Northern Ireland, address the tough questions: how to make the police representative of Northern Ireland’s population, in national allegiance, religious origin, and gender; how to reconcile the need for ‘downsizing’ with the need for new recruits; how to deal with symbolically divisive titles, uniforms and working environments; how to combine decentralisation, democratic accountability and operational autonomy; and how to demilitarise policing. Clear-headed and incisive, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the policing of a historically divided territory and the full and fair implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.