Taming the Unruly: The Integration of Northern Afghan Militias into the Afghan Local Police

Cover: Sicherheit und Frieden, 33 (4)

Cover: Sicherheit und Frieden, 33 (4)

Jan Koehler, Basir Feda, Kristóf Gosztonyi – 2015

Though states frequently attempt to formalise and regulate militias, there has been very little research whether or not such a formalisation can, indeed, improve the performance of militias in terms of greater security provision and reduction of abuses against the population. Using original quantitative and qualitative data from North-East Afghanistan, we show that the integration of unregulated anti-Taliban militias into the Afghan Local Police (ALP) in late 2011 and early 2012 has, indeed, led to an improved performance of these militias in the eyes of the population: fear of militias dropped, while their perceived positive security impact increased when compared to their assessment prior to the establishment of ALP.

Titel
Taming the Unruly: The Integration of Northern Afghan Militias into the Afghan Local Police
Verfasser
Jan Koehler, Basir Feda, Kristóf Gosztonyi
Verlag
Nomos
Ort
Baden-Baden
Schlagwörter
Afghanistan, Gewaltakteure, Sicherheit, Teilprojekt C9
Datum
2015
Kennung
ISSN 0175-274X (Print) ISSN 0175-274x (Online)
Erschienen in
Sicherheit und Frieden, 33 (4), 218–224.
Sprache
eng
Art
Text