This article examines goal displacement in the Civil Guard (CG), established in Israel in 1974 to fight terrorism. Shortly after its establishment, the CG began encroaching on police duties attempting to survive police opposition, official criticism, and negative public opinion. To face these threats and fend them off, the CG adapted its goals to suit the police, but this strategy did not help it survive. Instead, the similarities between its goal system and that of the police led to the CG's incorporation into the police as an internal department, thereby losing its independence.
- civil guard
- law enforcement
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Political Science and International Relations