D Meert's scientific contributions

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maart 2006 | Aflevering 33 | De orde van de dag 7 L o c o m o t i e f t e k s t K i e z e n v o o r e e n d e m o c r a t i s c h e p o l i t i e. W a t i s d a t ? PAUL PONSAERS, ELKE DEVROE EN DIRK MEERT [1] Minimaal de helft van de politietijd gaat op aan dienstver-lening. Waarschijnlijk ligt dit percentage nog veel hoger. [2] Het gaat dan om ee...
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H e t d e b a t g e o p e n d N a a r d e k e r n v a n d e t a a k DIRK MEERT, ELKE DEVROE EN PAUL PONSAERS Na de politiehervorming in 1998 is het stellen van prioritei-ten nog nooit zo erg aan de orde geweest als vandaag, en dat uit zich onder meer in nationale en zonale veiligheids-plannen. De politie heeft niet meer voor alles tijd, is te duur...

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... The impact of the Paris attacks also strongly affected public discourse in Belgium: the risk of terror attacks climbed high on the agenda of both government and public opinion. The OCAD (Belgian Commission in charge of decisions concerning terror treatment and measures) decided to raise the terror threat level to the highest level, the Belgian army was on patrol, there was a house-tohouse search in many streets, and the discussion of the police reform in Brussels and the pluralization of the police function by increasing the private security sector became hot topics on the policy agenda (Ponsaers, Devroe and Meert, 2006). The interconnectivity of France and Belgium's capital cities is reflected in the popular saying that is also the title of this contribution, 'when it rains in Paris, it drizzles in Brussels', suggesting that events and policy in Paris often diffuse to Brussels soon after. ...
... Each day again this police vision must again be up for discussion, with respect for the central democratic values . COP incites to the considering and reconsidering of the police force's core tasks (Meert et al, 2006;Ponsaers et al, 2006a;Ponsaers et al, 2006b). In this sense "cultural reform" is not a temporary task, but a permanent one. ...