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Mariana Valverde

In: The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing

Chapter 4: Beyond the Social Control of Space: Towards a Multidimensional Approach to Local Security Networks

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Beyond the Social Control of Space: Towards a Multidimensional Approach to Local Security Networks
Beyond the Social Control of Space: Towards a Multidimensional Approach to Local Security Networks
Mariana Valverde
THE TURN TO SPACE IN RESEARCH ON URBAN ORDER

In recent years research on urban policing and security has been heavily influenced by a conceptual turn that emphasizes space and spatial governance. Older notions – from the ‘social control’ favoured in the 1960s to the Foucaultian ‘discipline’ of bodies and souls popularized from the 1980s onward – have been supplemented (and sometimes replaced) by a focus on what I would call practices of spatialization. The argument of this type of work (much of it by geographers) is that a great deal of governing work, including much policing, ...

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