Doing Postmigrant Diversity: The Understanding of Diversity within the German Police
Dealing with postmigrant diversity is a current challenge for state institutions in Germany. Demographic change as well as debates on racism lead to pressure to deal with questions of belonging, representation and participation of people with migration background. In Germany, an effort by police to address and employ people with migration background in recruitment campaigns can be observed. However, this diversification does not necessarily lead to institutional change due to the established cop culture and organizational culture.
Even if there is no paradigm shift yet, a change in the way the German police is dealing with postmigrant diversity can be observed. This dissertation project uses ethnomethodological methods and qualitative interviews to investigate understandings of diversity within the German police by analyzing practices of creating diversity.