- Subject index
In the globally networked society, police power is no longer constrained by the borders of the nation state: it has globalized. Global Policing shows how security threats have been constructed by powerful actors to justify the creation of a new global policing architecture and how the subculture of policing shapes the world system
Chapter 1: Theorising Global Policing
Theorising Global Policing
Our first task is to contextualise our subject with regard to theories of policing, globalisation, social order and governance. We examine the role of the police within the classic nation-state system and how this has become problematic. We explore the idea of the ‘social contract’ and how ...