Transnational Mobility and Police Training in Africa
This workshop sets out to develop new analytical perspectives and comparative thinking regarding transnational mobility and police training in African contexts. Whilst many African police forces have experienced an array of foreign police assistance and reform programmes, existing academic analyses have centred on critiquing such, usually Western-led, interventions. Recognising the embedded problems within such initiatives, this workshop works to bring new empirical nuance and comparative exchange to debates about police training for (post)colonial Africa.
We are interested not only to examine neglected dimensions of foreign police training, notably the Luso-African experience, but also to consider the interaction between transnational mobility and police training in new ways. To delve deeper into the personal experiences of those who actually experience these transnational mobilities and consider this phenomenon from the perspective of African police cadets and police officers. To identify emerging ‘home-grown’ and inter-African patterns of foreign police training. To consider how transnational mobilities of an illicit nature (e.g. narco-trafficking and illegal migration) may also prove to be a catalyst for police training and exchange for African contexts.
This is a free workshop but there are a limited number of spaces. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr Conor O’Reilly.
School of Law
University of Leeds
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