Marina Caparini

Marina Caparini
United Nations University (UNU) | UNU · Centre for Policy Research

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Publications (48)
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The rise of digital information and exponential technologies are transforming political/geopolitical, social, economic, and security arrangements. The challenges they pose to governance is unprecedented, distorting and used to manipulate public discourse and political outcomes. One of the most profound changes triggered by the unconstrained develop...
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This article examines gender training of police deployed to UN peace operations. It describes the role of the police component in contemporary peace operations, developments in UN approaches to gender equality and adult learning methods. Comparing gender dimensions in four selected training courses for police peacekeepers, it finds that while impor...
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Policing played a central role in the long sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. A key objective of the peace process was a fundamental transformation of the relationship of the police to society, with the aim of achieving ‘a police service capable of attracting and sustaining support from the community as a whole’. As a result, Northern Ireland’...
Research
This Discussion Paper considers peacekeeping’s challenges in dealing with the security and governance risks posed by organized crime in conflict-affected states, with a focus on the role of law enforcement and the United Nations police component. It contends that the environments in which peace operations are deployed have evolved due to the changi...
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Peace and development are continuous processes that require constant cultivation and may necessitate decades of effort before their benefits are realized. This chapter introduces current conceptualizations of peace and development, and how they relate to the new United Nations framework of ‘sustaining peace’. Relevant key events of 2016 and their i...
Technical Report
While over 90 countries contribute police personnel to international peace operations, only a handful systematically interview police who have returned from missions abroad to build institutional knowledge. This report explores a selection of police-contributing countries (PCCs), examining their mechanisms for deploying police officers to internati...
Technical Report
This policy brief sums up the main findings from the multi-year, Norwegian MFA-funded project ‘Learning from Experience – International Policing’, which examined several aspects of police participation in international deployments and peace operations. The main areas of research included: 1) how Norway and like-minded countries manage knowledge in...
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This brief sums up the main findings from the Norwegian MFA-funded project ‘Learning from Experience – International Policing’, which examined several aspects of police participation in international deployments and peace operations. The main areas of research included: 1) how Norway and like-minded countries manage knowledge in connection to the r...
Technical Report
This Policy Brief examines the Norwegian-led specialized police team (SPT) deployed to MINUSTAH, focusing on building Haitian police capacity to investigate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). 1 As the SPT represents a relatively new mechanism for deploying police experts to UN peace operations, the experience can offer insights for other poli...
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Much has changed in the past 20 years with regard to PSOs as instruments of international conflict management. Understanding these changes, and the complicated dynamics that now shape and constrain peace operations in Africa, requires examination of developments in at least three key dimensions. First, the paper considers the different conflict set...
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This paper examines the Norwegian specialized police team (SPT) deployed to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from late 2010. The objective of the team is to build the capacity of the Haitian National Police (HNP) to conduct investigations into sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The SPT mechanism offers several adva...
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This paper examines the Norwegian specialized police team (SPT) that has been deployed to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) since late 2010. The objective of the team is to build the capacity of the Haitian National Police (HNP) to conduct investigations into sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
Technical Report
Regional actors and dynamics played important roles both in underpinning the most recent crisis in Mali beginning in 2012, and in subsequent efforts to resolve that crisis and return the country to peace and stability. This paper examines the Mali crisis through a regional lens – first in terms of understanding two of the most proximate drivers of...
Technical Report
Reforming and building the capacities of Mali’s security and defence forces to provide security and maintain law and order is an essential element in re-establishing and consolidating peace throughout the country. However, such reform is linked to the peace process and specifically to achieving a peace agreement that will credibly meet the requirem...
Technical Report
This paper provides an in-depth examination of the role of the police component in the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Over the past 2 years, UNAMID has operated within a context of increasing conflict due to clashes between government forces and armed opposition groups, the intensification of inter-communal conflict, and the lack of pro...
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Reforming and building the capacities of Mali’s security and defence forces to provide security and maintain law and order is an essential element in re-establishing and consolidating peace throughout the country. However, such reform is linked to the peace process and specifically to achieving a peace agreement that will credibly meet the requirem...
Technical Report
Conflicts in Africa result in loss of life, weakened social structures and fragile economies. This provides an impetus for stronger African initiatives in conflict management through participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations, and increasingly, in African-led peace support operations (PSOs). This paper aims to identify African perspect...
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This article discusses the reform of intelligence governance in two sub-regional groupings of former communist states: East Central Europe and the Balkans. These two sub-regions are delineated according to the pace and nature of transformations that they have undergone since the collapse of communist rule and their relations with respect to the Eur...
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This chapter examines the relationship between organized crime and human trafficking. It begins by setting out the definition of human trafficking, and the linkages and differences between trafficking in human beings, smuggling of migrants and forced labour. It then examines the scope of activities that constitute human trafficking, discussing what...
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This chapter examines the relationship between organized crime and human trafficking. It begins by setting out the definition of human trafficking, and the linkages and differences between trafficking in human beings, smuggling of migrants and forced labour. It then examines the scope of activities that constitute human trafficking, discussing what...
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This paper examines state protection as applied to the Roma minority group in the Czech Republic and the link to Roma refugee claimants in Canada. The paper traces measures implemented by the Czech national authorities to improve the situation of the Roma, but also continuing problems of discrimination and violence by state and non-state actors. It...
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Given that PMCs operate mostly in weak states without the capacity or willingness to regulate and control their conduct, more emphasis falls on states exporting their goods and services. Of the key exporting states only three - the United States, South Africa, and Israel - operate licensing regimes controlling the export of commercial military serv...
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The events of September 11, 2001 sharply revived governmental and societal anxieties in many democratic countries concerning the threats posed by terrorism, organized crime, the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, and other complex security threats. In many countries, public discourse of subjects traditionally considered part of s...
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This new book illustrates how democracy cannot develop or endure unless military and security forces are under the full control of democratic institutions and all the necessary safeguards, checks and balances are in place. The contributors show how contemporary European states manage the following issue: how does a society, primarily through its le...
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This article provides an overview of changes in modes of reforms of the structures and processes of policing in the context of the democratic transition of Central and Eastern Europe. It begins by discussing the concept of democratic policing as the ostensible goal of police reform in democratising states, then draws out the general parameters of p...
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Civil society has become an important term in contemporary political analysis. A significant body of academic literature has developed around the concept, and the key role it can play in consolidating and sustaining democracy (Diamond 1994; Burnell and Calvert 2004; Burnell and Calvert 2005). Democratisation processes in Latin America and Central a...

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