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The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries Current

Dr. Erica Marat | This book explores the conditions in which a meaningful transformation of the police is likely to succeed and when it will fail. Departing from the conventional interpretation of the police as merely an institution of coercion, this book defines it as a medium for state-society consensus on the limits of the state's legitimate use of violence.

The Military and the State in Central Asia: From Red Army to Independence (Central Asian Studies) Current

Dr. Erica Marat | This book is the first major, in-depth study of the military institutions in Central Asian states. It examines their hidden story, the different stages of their development from the early twentieth century until the present, and the influence they had on the state and society.