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The Global Making of Policing: Postcolonial Perspectives (Interventions)

The Global Making of Policing: Postcolonial Perspectives (Interventions)

By: Markus-Michael Muller (editor), Jana Honke (editor)Hardback

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This edited volume analyses the global making of security institutions and practices in our postcolonial world. The volume will offer readers the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the global making of how security is thought of and practiced, from US urban policing, diaspora politics and transnational security professionals to policing encounters in Afghanistan, Palestine, Colombia or Haiti. It critically examines and decentres conventional perspectives on security governance and policing. In doing so, the book offers a fresh analytical approach, moving beyond dominant, one-sided perspectives on the transnational character of security governance, which suggest a diffusion of models and practices from a 'Western' centre to the rest of the globe. Such perspectives omit much of the experimenting and learning going on in the (post)colony as well as the active agency and participation of seemingly subaltern actors in producing and co-constituting what is conventionally thought of as 'Western' policing practice, knowledge and institutions. This is the first book that studies the truly global making of security institutions and practices from a postcolonial perspective, by bringing together highly innovative, in-depth empirical cases studies from across the globe. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars interested in International Relations and Global Studies, (critical) Security Studies, Criminology and Postcolonial Studies.

About Author

Jana Honke is a Visiting Professor at the Conflict Research Centre, Universitat Marburg, Germany, and, subsequently, Assistant Professor and Rosalind-Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Markus-Michael Muller is an Assistant Professor at the ZI Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany.


Chapter 1: The Global Making of Policing [Jana Honke and Markus-Michael Muller] THE POST-COLONY AS A LABORATORY Chapter 2: Capillaries of Empire: Colonial Pacification and the Origins of U.S. Global Surveillance [Alfred W. McCoy] Chapter 3: Laboratories of Pacification and Permanent War: Israeli-U.S. Collaboration in the Global Making of Policing [Stephen Graham and Alex Baker] Chapter 4: Beyond the Laboratory Thesis: Gaza as Transmission Belt for War and Security Technology [Leila Stockmarr] SOUTH-SOUTH POLICING ENCOUNTERS Chapter 5: Entangled Pacifications: Peacekeeping, Counterinsurgency and Policing in Port-au-Prince and Rio de Janeiro [Markus-Michael Muller] Chapter 6: Associated Dependent Security Cooperation: Colombia and the United States Arlene Tickner POSTCOLONIAL TRANSNATIONAL SECURITY FIELDS Chapter 7: Securing the Diaspora: Policing Global Order [Mark Laffey and Sutharan Nadarajah] Chapter 8: 'British Cop or International Cop?' Global Makings of International Policing Assistance, 2000-2014 [Georgina Sinclair] Chapter 9: A Translational Perspective on Police-building in Afghanistan: The Enactment of 'Progress' in the Implementation Gap [Lars Ostermeier] CONCLUSION Chapter 10: Unpacking 'the Global' [Pinar Bilgin]

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138910201
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 202
  • ID: 9781138910201
  • weight: 444
  • ISBN10: 1138910201

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