War, Police and Assemblages of Intervention

War, Police and Assemblages of Intervention

By: Jan Bachmann (editor), Caroline Holmqvist (editor), Colleen Bell (editor)Paperback

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This book reflects on the way in which war and police/policing intersect in contemporary Western-led interventions in the global South. The volume combines empirically oriented work with ground-breaking theoretical insights and aims to collect, for the first time, thoughts on how war and policing converge, amalgamate, diffuse and dissolve in the context both of actual international intervention and in understandings thereof. The book uses the caption WAR:POLICE to highlight the distinctiveness of this volume in presenting a variety of approaches that share a concern for the assemblage of war-police as a whole. The volume thus serves to bring together critical perspectives on liberal interventionism where the logics of war and police/policing blur and bleed into a complex assemblage of WAR:POLICE. Contributions to this volume offer an understanding of police as a technique of ordering and collectively take issue with accounts of the character of contemporary war that argue that war is simply reduced to policing. In contrast, the contributions show how - both historically and conceptually - the two are 'always already' connected. Contributions to this volume come from a variety of disciplines including international relations, war studies, geography, anthropology, and law but share a critical/poststructuralist approach to the study of international intervention, war and policing. This volume will be useful to students and scholars who have an interest in social theories on intervention, war, security, and the making of international order.

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Jan Bachmann, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Colleen Bell, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Caroline Holmqvist, Senior Lecturer at the Swedish National Defence College and Researcher at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

Contents

Assemblages of War:Police - An Introduction, Jan Bachmann, University of Gothenburg, Colleen Bell, University of Saskatchewan, Caroline Holmqvist, Swedish National Defence College Part I: Ordering 1. The Police Power in Counterinsurgencies: Discretion, Patrolling, and Evidence, Colleen Bell, University of Saskatchewan 2. Policing Africa - The US Military and Visions of Crafting 'Good Order', Jan Bachmann, University of Gothenburg 3. Security Sector Reform (SSR) and the War:Police Assemblages of International Interventions, Marc Doucet, St. Mary's University and Miguel de Larrinaga, University of Ottawa Part II: Othering 4. The Enemy Live: A Genealogy, Laurence McFalls, University of Montreal and Mariella Pandolfi, University of Montreal 5. The Utility of Proxy Detentions in Counterinsurgencies, Laleh Khalili, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 6. Tribal Militias, Neo-Orientalism and the US Military's Art of Coercion, Oliver Belcher, University of Oulu, Finland 7. Checkpoints and the Gendered Policing of 'Civilized' Nation-State Boundaries in Southern Thailand, Ruth Streicher, Free University of Berlin PART III: Spatializing 8. A Mediterranean Police Assemblage, Barry J Ryan, Keele University 9. Air Power as Police Power, Mark Neocleous, Brunel University 10. Intervention and Ontological Politics: Security, Pathologization, and the Failed State Effect in Goma, Peer Schouten, University of Gothenburg and Kai Koddenbrock, University of Duisburg-Essen Afterword: War and Crime, Military and Police: The Assemblage of Violence by Security? Didier Bigo, King's College, University of London and Sciences Po

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781138239845
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9781138239845
  • ISBN10: 1138239844

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