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Author Ṣāyigh, Yazīd, author

Title Missed opportunity : the politics of police reform in Egypt and Tunisia / Yezid Sayigh
Published Washington, DC : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace ; Beirut, Lebanon : Carnegie Middle East Center, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (v, 38 pages)
Series Carnegie paper
Working papers (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Contents Summary -- Moments of opportunity -- Political dynamics : defeating the purpose in Egypt and Tunisia -- The Egyptian security sector : from collapse to revenge -- The Tunisian security sector : weathering the transition -- Failure of transitional justice -- The security sector's push for autonomy and republican impunity -- Political lessons
Summary "Police forces and security agencies genuinely accountable to democratically elected civilian authorities have not emerged in either Egypt or Tunisia four years after popular uprisings forced the countries' longtime leaders from power. Ministries of interior remain black boxes with opaque decisionmaking processes, governed by officer networks that have resisted meaningful reform, financial transparency, and political oversight. Until governments reform their security sectors, rather than appease them, the culture of police impunity will deepen and democratic transition will remain impossible in Egypt and at risk in Tunisia"--Publisher's web site
Notes "March 2015."
Series from resource home page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-38)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Carnegie, viewed March 18, 2015)
Subject Police administration -- Political aspects -- Egypt
Police administration -- Political aspects -- Tunisia
Security sector -- Political aspects -- Egypt
Security sector -- Political aspects -- Tunisia
Politics and government.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Tunisia -- Politics and government -- 2011-
Form Electronic book
Author Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, publisher
Carnegie Middle East Center, issuing body