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Policing in Federal States

1 January, 2011


This book looks at different examples of federal police organizations: India, Russia, the USA, Switzerland as well as Spain as an example of a ‘federal police system in the making’. The studies help understand how and why federal police organizations came into being and function according to decentralized legislative and decision-making frameworks. The articles also seek to highlight the increased demand for coordination and harmonization of the policing approaches in federal states.


Philipp Fluri, Marlene Urscheler