The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing examines and critically retraces the field of policing studies by posing and exploring a series of fundamental questions to do with the concept and institutions of policing and their relation to social and political life in today's globalized world. The volume is structured in the following four parts: Part One: Lenses Part Two: Social and Political Order Part Three: Legacies Part Four: Problems and Problematics. By bringing new lines of vision and new voices to the social analysis of policing, and by clearly demonstrating why policing matters, the Handbook will be an essential tool for anyone in the field.

Freedom, Policing and Urban Liberalism

Freedom, Policing and Urban Liberalism
Christopher Lowen Agee

The idea of freedom has been both ubiquitous and contested in the political, social, and economic history of the United States. Since the early twentieth century, American liberals have defined freedom as the ability to exercise individual agency without interference. Following an intellectual tradition of thinkers including John Locke, John Stuart Mill, and Isaiah Berlin, American liberals have professed a belief that all persons naturally possess reason and will, and are thereby entitled to determine their own actions without interference (so long as those actions do not impede the ability of others to choose freely). As American urban liberals achieved political power and began working to expand freedom through state policy, they had ...

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