What Has Changed in Policing since the Arab Uprisings of 2011? Challenges to Reform and Next Steps

Alex Walsh
Content Type
Working Paper
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Since 2011, the police have been at the centre of the contestation rocking the Arab world. Part 1 mapped out some of the main modes of contestation and provided a preliminary assessment of their impact on police practices. This paper examines what is still holding up police reform attempts, presents possible future scenarios for policing practices in the region, and assesses the role of donor states, notably Europe, in supporting security sector reforms in MENA
Social Movement, Reform, Arab Spring, Protests
Political Geography
Africa, Middle East