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The Market for Global Policing1
The Market for Global Policing
Adam White
INTRODUCTION

Recent years have seen an increasing number of attempts to transcend the long-established and interconnected distinctions between ‘international’ and ‘domestic', ‘war’ and ‘crime', ‘soldiering’ and ‘policing', transforming the content of these well-worn concepts (Loader and Percy 2013; Walklate and McGarry 2015). One important consequence of this enterprise is that it has unshackled the concept of ‘policing’ from its traditional nation-state anchor, giving it a more expansive or ‘global’ character. Cerny (2015) notes three focal points in this process: first, the growing interdependence of national police forces under conditions of globalisation (see also Bowling and Sheptycki 2012); second, the militarisation of policing through the proliferation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams (see also Balko ...

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