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Watching the Detectives—Strategies and Tactics of Police Oversight
May 6, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar and streamed via YouTube Live. There will be no in-person event.
To register and access live stream links, visit the event page on our website: https://harriman.columbia.edu/event/rule-of-law-series-lauren-a-mccarthy-2
Register here for the Zoom webinar, or tune in on YouTube Live.
Please join us for the inaugural event of our Rule of Law in Autocracy: The Legal Dimension of Russian Politics speaker series, a presentation by Lauren A. McCarthy (University of Massachusetts Amherst).
This event is supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
In Russia, as elsewhere, the past decade has seen a burgeoning interest in citizen oversight of the police. Yet it seems counterintuitive that an authoritarian regime might tolerate, or even encourage citizen oversight of law enforcement institutions, the very institutions they must rely on should they need to resort to coercive power. This talk addresses this question and describes the variety of oversight practices, both state-created and grassroots, that exist in Russia today.