The New Police Science: The Police Power in Domestic and International Governance

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Stanford University Press, 2006 - 308 pages
This timely volume provides a critical analysis of the most comprehensive and least comprehended of state powers, the power to police, broadly understood as the power to maximize public welfare--or, more colorfully, its "peace, order, and good government."

Featuring contributions by leading scholars from several countries working in a variety of fields, including law, criminology, political science, history, sociology, and social theory, The New Police Science examines the power to police as a basic technology of modern government that appears in a vast array of sites of governance, including not only the state, but also the household, the factory, the military, and--most recently--the global realm of war, police actions, and peacekeeping. This volume resurrects and radically re-envisions the once thriving study of police science as a comprehensive critical inquiry into the nature of governance.

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Contents

International Police
8
Theoretical Foundations of the New Police Science
17
Theories of the State
42
Policelike
73
The New Police Science and the Police Power Model
107
The Police Power
145
Policing
168
Military Intervention as Police Action?
185
Ron Levi and John Hagan
207
Conclusion
223
Genealogies
248
Index
295
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Markus D. Dubber is Professor of Law and Director, Buffalo Criminal Law Center at SUNY Buffalo School of Law. He is the author of The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government (2005) and Victims in the War on Crime: The Use and Abuse of Victims' Rights (2002). Mariana Valverde is Professor at the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto.

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