German Policy Studies

Periodical covering political issues in Germany.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer

Contested Police Systems
1 Introduction This issue of German Policy Studies is dedicated to police and policing. To be more precise, the focus is on trends and developments that have taken place in policing and in the police system of Germany, in particular of North Rhine-Westphalia,...
Evolving Patterns in the Police Systems of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Netherlands and England & Wales
1 Introduction The previous articles described police systems and reforms implemented in three countries. In this final article, we explore the similarities and differences in the police systems of these three countries, focusing specifically on...
National Standards, Local Delivery: Police Reform in England and Wales
1 Introduction In 2006 central government attempted unsuccessfully to radically re-engineer policing in England and Wales by reducing the 43 police forces to a small number of strategic police forces. An earlier report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate...
New Public Management Reforms in German Police Services
1 Introduction New Public Management (NPM) has become a standard international model for public administration reform (Schedler and Proeller, 2002: p. 163) during the last two decades. The rise of NPM reforms in Germany had several impacts on the...
Police Organization and Police Reform in Germany: The Case of North Rhine-Westphalia
1 Introduction If one concerns oneself with questions of the organization and reform of the police from a political-science perspective, then it is appropriate to analyze these as aspects of a policy field. Even though the police is fundamentally...
Police Reform in the Netherlands: A Dance between National Steering and Local Performing
1 Introduction Since the Second World War the Dutch police system has been the subject of many debates, finally resulting in a new Police Act in 1993. However, the debate did not stop and has even intensified since 2005. The debates on how to organize,...

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