One of the key characteristics of the Moroccan monarchy is its inclusionary aspect. This aspect does not go vertical only but horizontal too. Ibn Khaldoun’s assabiya is crucial here. It is this ´esprit de corps’ this power that comes from up. But in the Moroccan case there is another power that comes from the bottom and that gives this legitimacy. It is called Iltiham. This is a power that binds and welds the base and the crown.
With its small staff treading its broad but hushed hallways, the Supreme Court is able to instill in those who work there a sense of common purpose and esprit de corps that cannot possibly be created in a huge bureaucracy.
Vous verrez combien l’esprit de fanatisme est plus funeste que l’esprit de corps.
Police officers need to be able to trust each other, and if that trust is broken or abused, it creates a dangerous situation in a job where they sometimes have to put their life on the line.The allegations have yet to be proven in court, but there is no doubt that some strong male attitudes persist in traditional male fields like the military and policing. Policing is similar in its training, duties and associated risks as these traditionally male-dominated fields.It demands an esprit de corps, and the creation of a band of brothers to provide a duty of care to each other.But society has changed and it is important that our institutions change with them so that it isn’t a boys’ club, with the resulting intolerance for those who don’t fit the mold.The police force represents us all, whether we are in uniform, or out. That’s something that all officers have to remember.