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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.
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.
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