Book Talk: The Politics of Police Reform | Wilson Center
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Book Talk: The Politics of Police Reform

The police in the post-Soviet space remain one of the least reformed institutions, despite broader democratic transformations. Erica Marat used her new book to examine the conditions under which a meaningful transformation of the police is likely to succeed, using case studies from Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. The panel discussed policing as a reflection of a complex society bound together by a web of casual interactions and political structures. 


  • Erica Marat

    Former Fellow
    Associate Professor and Director of Homeland Defense Fellowship Program, National Defense University
  • Lauren McCarthy

    Former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar
    Associate Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst