Building trust: The contradiction between security and democracy in post Apartheid South Africa
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: Building Trust: The contradiction between security and democracy in post apartheid South Africa
Author: Magnus Persson
Supervisor: Svante Lundberg
This paper aims to investigate the contradiction between security and democracy in post-apartheid South African policing, and was executed on the field together with the South African Police Service (SAPS). The theoretical point of departure is that trust between people, in relation to the institutions of society, is fundamental to democratic development. This in combination with previous research on police reform, police academy socialization, community policing and militarization has lead to the conclusion that a remilitarization process is under way and that a militaristic approach to policing is likely to be counterproductive in terms of achieving democratic development. The study has been executed on a South African police academy as well as at two different police stations with the combined methods of participatory observation and interviews.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 40 p.
South Africa, militarization, community policing, paramilitary policing, SAPS, social capital, police reform.
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17110OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-17110DiVA: diva2:484472
Subject / course
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Lundberg, Svante, Proffessor