Masters week – Community Policing as Social Innovation

Date: 7th March 2019
Time: 08:30-09:30
Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31

In this Master’s week breakfast seminar, Artur Rubinat will present his research on Exploring Community Policing as Social Innovation. Democratic Governance, social needs, social change, and implementation challenges. The cases of Badalona and Pamplona (Spain). 

Social innovation in the Police service means to link democratic governance mechanisms (citizen and community participation), with meeting security needs to produce social change. In his thesis, Artur studied the Local Police reforms in the cities of Badalona and Pamplona (Spain) (2015 – 2018). The cities share common past problems in relation the Police service, but also a new philosophy to apply. The main research questions in the project were whether the reforms were designed under the ideas of Social Innovation and the practical consequences of this, the implementation factors, and finally, the possible consequences of the results of these two reforms in relation the main policing models. You can read more and access the whole thesis here.

Artur’s presentation will be followed by a discussion chaired by Bheki Dlamini (LawTransform). Discussant TBC.

Coffee and croissants will be served and the seminar is free and open to all. Welcome!