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The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing

The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing

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July 2016 | 654 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing examines and critically retraces the field of policing studies by posing and exploring a series of fundamental questions to do with the concept and institutions of policing and their relation to social and political life in today's globalized world. The volume is structured in the following four parts:

  • Part One: Lenses
  • Part Two: Social and Political Order
  • Part Three: Legacies
  • Part Four: Problems and Problematics.

By bringing new lines of vision and new voices to the social analysis of policing, and by clearly demonstrating why policing matters, the Handbook will be an essential tool for anyone in the field.

Ian Loader, Ben Bradford, Beatrice Jauregui and Jonny Steinberg
01. Global Policing Studies: A Prospective Field
Seumas Miller
02. Political Theory, Institutional Purpose and Policing
Georgina Sinclair
03. Disentangling the ‘Golden Threads’: Policing the Lessons from Police History
Mariana Valverde
04. Beyond the Social Control of Space: Towards a Multidimensional Approach to Local Security Networks
Rick Trinkner and Phillip Atiba Goff
05. The Color of Safety: The Psychology of Race and Policing
Jonathan Jacobs
06. Police, the Rule of Law and Civil Society: A Philosophical Perspective
Kevin G. Karpiak
07. The Anthropology of Police
Tracey L. Meares
08. Police Lawfulness and Public Security
James Purdon
09. Literature and Global Policing
Thomas Bierschenk
10. Police and State
Michael C. Williams
11. Global Policing and the Nation-State
Forrest Stuart and Steve Herbert
12. The Police and Inequality: Tales from Two Cities
Vanessa Barker
13. Policing Difference
Benjamin J. Goold
14. Policing and Human Rights
Ben Bradford and Ian Loader
15. Police, Crime and Order: The Case of Stop and Search
Cécile Fabre
16. War, Policing and Killing
Christopher Lowen Agee
17. Freedom, Policing and Urban Liberalism
Olly Owen
18. Policing after Colonialism
Andy Aitchison
19. Policing after State Socialism
Máximo Sozzo
20. Policing after Dictatorship in South America
Fangquan Liu and Jeffrey T. Martin
21. Policing after the Revolution: The Emergence of Professional Police in New China
Jonathan Simon
22. Policing after Civil Rights: The Legacy of Police Opposition to the Civil Rights Movement for Contemporary American Policing
Catarina Frois and Helena Machado
23. Modernization and Development as a Motor of Polity and Policing
Mireille Hildebrandt
24. New Animism in Policing: Re-animating the Rule of Law?
David Cole
25. Countering Transnational Terrorism: Global Policing, Global Threats and Human Rights
Robert M. Perito
26. Police in Armed Conflict
Rolando Ochoa
27. Local Dynamics of a Global Phenomenon: Policing Organized Crime
Graham Denyer Willis
28. Police, ‘Police’ and the Urban
Helene O. I. Gundhus and Katja Franko
29. Global Policing and Mobility: Identity, Territory, Sovereignty
Kivanç Atak and Donatella della Porta
30. Towards a Global Control? Policing and Protest in a New Century
Adam White
31. The Market for Global Policing
Cameron Holley and Clifford Shearing
32. Policing and New Environmental Governance
Sarah Hautzinger
33. Policing by and for Women in Brazil and Beyond
Michelle Stewart
34. Complex Needs in Policing: Training, Responsibility and Contestation in Late Neoliberalism

This most innovative Handbook addresses one central topic of our time, that of globalization, and links it to police studies. Probing the reconfiguration of police approaches in the context of external and internal security,   delinquency,   disorder, terrorism, democracies’ shortcomings or states’ tight relationship with global forces, such pioneering, well-researched and wide-ranging research provides stimulating and important insights on changes taking place in various parts of the world.

This collection of articles are intellectually engaged, informed and challenging. They encompass various disciplinary traditions. The diverse theories and high-quality empirical work  here contribute to a better understanding of this transversal object called policing, incorporating a gamut of conceptions and legacies with a welcome global orientation. Such a Handbook will start an interdisciplinary and fruitful conversation, fostered by scholarly curiosity, healthy questioning and key knowledge.

Sophie Body-Gendrot
Researcher CESDIP-CNRS-Ministry of Justice Emeritus Professor, Paris-Sorbonne

Policing is a world-wide practice and nearly everywhere contested. This path-breaking collection of essays by leading experts in the field identifies the need to  develop a field of global policing studies that is both multi-disciplinary and sensitive to the interaction between global dynamics and local context.  It will be essential reading for those interested in policing whether in the global South or the global North.

Catherine O'Regan
Visiting Professor of Law at Oxford University

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