Publication details for Dr Stephen WelchWelch, Stephen (2001). 'Ethical-Political Dimensions of Police Intervention: Domestic and International Contexts Compared'. Civil Wars 4(1): 104-124.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 1369-8249, 1743-968X
- DOI: 10.1080/13698240108402464
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- Durham research online: DRO record
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This article argues for the usefulness of the concept of 'police intervention' in evaluating ethical and political issues arising out of development of more forceful and frequent international intervention since the end of the Cold War. the idea of policing enables connections to be made with the history and experience of the domestic police function, and responds to the alleged merging of crime and insurrection as threats to international order. The article considers the case of the establishment and consolidation of the police institution in Britain, and uses this as a basis for ethical-political commentary on the intensification of international policing.