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.
Chapter 30: Towards a Global Control? Policing and Protest in a New Century
Towards a Global Control? Policing and Protest in a New Century
21 March 1960 – Sharpeville, South Africa. Following the campaign by the Pan-African Congress, thousands of black protesters marched against the pass laws of the apartheid regime. The police opened fire on the crowd. Sixty-nine people were killed, and hundreds injured.
16 August 2012 – Marikana, South Africa. Platinum workers have been on a wildcat strike against harsh working conditions, low wages and exploitation of labour. The police opened fire on the strikers and killed thirty-four workers.
14 May 1931 – Ådalen, Sweden. Industrial workers went on strike to protest against the decay in their working conditions. During the demonstrations, the police ...