Assessing police peacekeeping: Systemisation not serendipity

Hunt, Charles and Hughes, Bryn (2010) Assessing police peacekeeping: Systemisation not serendipity. Journal of International Peacekeeping, 14 3-4: 403-424. doi:10.1163/187541110X504427


Author Hunt, Charles
Hughes, Bryn
Title Assessing police peacekeeping: Systemisation not serendipity
Journal name Journal of International Peacekeeping   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1875-4104
1875-4112
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1163/187541110X504427
Volume 14
Issue 3-4
Start page 403
End page 424
Total pages 22
Editor Boris Kondoch
Harvey Langholtz
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Martinus Nijhoff
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract The increasing centrality of police in peace and capacity building operations suggests that the need for incisive assessments of their impact has never been greater. This means that the manner in which input data is aggregated matters integrally since irrelevant perspectives, such as national trends for a localised program, produce irrelevant, or worse misleading, conclusions. Currently, however, common practice is to rely on either patchy anecdotal evidence of practitioners or the acumen of particular analysts, which invariably reflects their organisational biases. The purpose of this article is to engage this problem - in the context of international policing - so that selecting the most meaningful viewpoints and information is not left to chance. We develop a framework which systematises the many nuanced yet crucial forms of disaggregation for monitoring and evaluation. Assessment analyses informed by this framework can therefore go a long way to achieving their main purpose: ensuring more efficient and effective international policing going forward.
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010

Keyword Performance measurement
Aggregation
International policing
Peace operations
Capacity-building
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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