Colonial Policing and the Transnational Legacy: The Global Dynamics of Policing Across the Lusophone Community (Hardback)Conor O'Reilly (editor)
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This compilation represents the first study to examine the historical evolution and shifting global dynamics of policing across the Lusophone community. With contributions from a multi-disciplinary range of experts, it traces the role of policing within and across settings that are connected by the shared legacy of Portuguese colonialism. Previously neglected within studies of the globalisation of policing, the Lusophone experience brings novel insights to established analyses of colonial, post-colonial and transnational policing. This compilation draws research attention to the policing peculiarities of the Lusophone community. It proposes new cultural settings within which to test dominant theories of policing research. It uncovers an important piece of the jigsaw that is policing across the globe. Key research questions that it addresses include:
* What were the patterns of policing, and policing transfers, across Portuguese colonial settings?
* How did Portugal's dual status as both fascist regime and imperial power shape its late colonial policing?
* What have been the different experiences of post-colonial and transitional policing across the former Portuguese colonies?
* In what ways are Lusophone nations contributing to, and indeed shaping, patterns of transnational policing?
* What comparative lessons can be drawn from the Lusophone policing experience?
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
This innovative compilation focuses upon policing across the Portuguese Empire and subsequent Lusophone contexts. It underlines how modernity has been marked by policing skills and practices that were forged in earlier processes of colonialism. The lethal violence perpetrated by police units also cannot be reduced to Stoler's 'Imperial Debris' but must also be framed within trends of police professionalisation. The collection also includes fascinating narratives of 'militarized humanitarianism' that help us to both understand and interpret current states of emergency.
Emmanuel Blanchard, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Until now, the field of Police Studies has not had a definitive account of the Portuguese colonial empire and its effects on the global dynamics of policing. This book is an excellent example of critical interdisciplinary scholarship that casts new and welcome light on to European colonialism and colonial policing.
James Sheptycki, McLaughlin College, York University, Toronto, Canada
`O'Reilly has carefully and considerately put together a collection of ten substantive essays and three expert commentaries that provide an engaging narrative structure, with a natural and coherent flow from concept to concept...O'Reilly's insightful use of poignant and well-crafted interstitial expert commentary helps to solidify the already strong narrative structure, refreshingly elevating the cohesion of this collection of essays to a level rarely seen. Given the relative infancy of the field of police studies in general, it is hardly surprising that colonial policing-let alone that of the Lusosphere-has largely escaped scholarly scrutiny. Yet, that is precisely what makes Colonial Policing and the Transnational Legacy such an interesting volume, as it provides a nuanced, distinctive and deeply informative view of policing beyond the Anglosphere that is bound to expand the field of policing studies, and is one that should be read by every serious policing scholar.'
British Journal of Criminology, March 2018