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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.

The Market for Global Policing1
The Market for Global Policing
Adam White

Recent years have seen an increasing number of attempts to transcend the long-established and interconnected distinctions between ‘international’ and ‘domestic', ‘war’ and ‘crime', ‘soldiering’ and ‘policing', transforming the content of these well-worn concepts (Loader and Percy 2013; Walklate and McGarry 2015). One important consequence of this enterprise is that it has unshackled the concept of ‘policing’ from its traditional nation-state anchor, giving it a more expansive or ‘global’ character. Cerny (2015) notes three focal points in this process: first, the growing interdependence of national police forces under conditions of globalisation (see also Bowling and Sheptycki 2012); second, the militarisation of policing through the proliferation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams (see also Balko ...

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