Policing Post-conflict CitieseBook - 2009
In this book, Alice Hills discusses the interface between social order and security. Though analysts and aid donors generally focus on security, Hills argues that the concept of order is much more meaningful for peoples' lives. Focusing on the police as both providers of order and a measure of its success, the book shows that order depends more on what has gone before than on reconstruction efforts. From Kabul to Kigali and Kinshasa, and in Baghdad and Basra, with security increasingly ghettoized, people make their own rules for survival. Policing Postconflict Cities provides a powerful critique of the failure of liberal orthodoxy to understand the meaning of order.