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Imre Bezerédi

Police emblems – coats of arms and rank marks – around the political transformation

Police emblems – coats of arms and rank marks – around the political transformation

Abstract

The democratic transformation has converted the external image of the Police and police officer as well. Replacing the emblems during months has meant a change of a system that has been operating for nearly half a century. Changes in police symbols, such as coats of arms and rank marks, played an important role in the modernization of a hard hierarchical organization with a legitimate physical violence monopoly.

Keywords

hungarian police, democratic transformation, uniform, emblems, modernizations
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