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.

Policing after Dictatorship in South America

Policing after Dictatorship in South America

Policing after Dictatorship in South America
Mximo Sozzo


For much of the 20th century South America was marked by a series of dictatorships, which alternated with attempts to build more or less durable and more or less limited democratic regimes. Argentina, for example, underwent six military coups over the period spanning from 1930 to 1983. For 24 out of those 53 years the country lived under dictatorships administered by the Armed Forces, with the support from different social sectors. The 1966–1973 and the 1976–1983 dictatorships, which were separated by a brief and turbulent democratic interval, reached – especially the latter – extremely high levels of brutality and cruelty in their use of repression and violence through the state apparatus against ...

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