Marching to a different tune: Political change and police transformation in South Africa and Northern Ireland

"The process of police transformation in societies undergoing transition is an issue of some importance, This has certainly been the case in both South Africa and Northern Ireland where questions of policing change are critical to the success of the process of political compromise as well as the sustainability of post-transition democratic systems. These societies have often been compared in the past and there have been important South African inputs into the Northern Ireland peace process."