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Posted in Drama, economics, governance, history, Islamists, macro, micro, movies, politics, South Asia by jrahman on March 8, 2013

Seven trashes collected by the senses.

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Seven trashes collected by the senses.  Well, bonus holiday edition of 20 trashes.

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Police reform — what might work

Posted in development, economics, governance, institutions by jrahman on May 27, 2012

I last wrote about police reforms over two years ago.  In the past two years, we have had a number of fairly high profile crimes that remain unresolved.  Meanwhile, RAB continues to be a serial human rights abuser, with abduction replacing ‘crossfires’ as its preferred method of ‘law enforecement’.  And amidst all the noise about the collapsing law and order, I haven’t heard anyone seriously discuss police reforms. 

Which is a shame, because a recent research paper by MIT’s Abhijit Banerjee and colleagues show that there are some reasonably low hanging fruits available to any government serious about reforming the police.

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