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Speaking Truths to Power: Policy Ethnography and Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jarrett Blaustein


This book presents a rigorous and original account of the effects of globalization on local policing structures, mentalities, and practices in a transitional, post-conflict society. It situates the phenomenon of ‘glocal policing’ in relation to the convergence of development and security discourses following the collapse of the Soviet Union and raises important questions about the purpose and value of ‘Northern’ criminological engagement with transitional policing as a field of scholarship, policy, and practice. The idea of ‘speaking truths to power’ (as opposed to a single ‘truth’) is illustr ... More

Keywords: transnational policing, policy ethnography, police reform, community safety, community policing, policy translation, civic criminology, reflexivity, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jarrett Blaustein, author
Lecturer in Criminology, Aberystwyth University