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AuthorAnne van Ewijk
TitleAnalyzing the internal dynamics of diversity of two police forces in Europe: the Mossos d’Esquadra and the Politie Utrecht
PublisherIMISCOE
PlaceAmsterdam
Title seriesIMISCOE Working Papers
Year2011
Institute/dept.Associated members
KeywordsJustice/policing/crime; Comparative theory/case studies; Diversity/pluralism/multiculturalism
AbstractThis paper offers a comparative case-study of the internal dynamics of diversity of the Mossos d’Esquadra (police force of the Catalan autonomous community, Spain) and the Politie Utrecht (police force in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands). The cases are described in a comprehensive way (including policies in all relevant policy areas: recruitment, retention, and promotion) and analyzed with an analytical framework to identify what the definition of diversity is, why diversity within the organisation is perceived as important, and how diversity within the organisation is facilitated with policies. The goal of this paper is twofold: first, to offer a deeper understanding of the internal dynamics of diversity of the two police forces by comparing their particular contexts, and second, to demonstrate the academic potential of the analytical framework.
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