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Police in Africa : the street level view
Éditeur Oxford University Press
Année copyright 2017
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Police in Africa : the street level view
1 vol. (xvii-372 pages) ; 22 cm
Bibliogr. p. 329-357. Index
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Foreword: Towards what kind of global policing studies? / Ian Loader ; Introduction : Policing in Africa reconsidered / Jan Beek, Mirco Göpfert, Olly Owen and Jonny Steinberg ; Part 1: What is the police in contemporary Africa? ; Policing Africa: structures and pathways / Klaus Schlichte ; What is the concept of professionalisation good for? An argument from late colonialism / Joel Glasman ; The colonial subtext of British-led police reform in Sierra Leone / Erlend Krogstadt ; Policing during and after apartheid: a new perspective on continuity and change / Jonny Steinberg ; Historicising vigilante policing in Plateau State, Nigeria / Jimam Lar ; Part2: Who are the police in Africa? ; Who are the police in Africa? / Thomas Bierschenk ; Somewhere between green and blue: a special police unit in the DRC / Laura Thurmann ; Moonlighting: crossing the public-private policing divide in Durban, South Africa / Thessa Diphoorn ; Risk and motivation in police work in Nigeria / Olly Owen ; Fighting for respect: violence, masculinity and legitimacy in the South African police service / Andrew Faull ; Part 3: How are the police doing their work? ; Policing boundaries: the cultural work of African policing / David PrattenbThe Belly of the police / Julia Hornberger ; Inside the police stations in Maputo City: between legality and legitimacy / Helene Kyed ; Money, morals and law: the legitimacy of police traffic checks in Ghana / Jan Beek ; Soft law enforcement in the Nigerien Gendarmerie: how a case is born / Mirco Göpfert ; Epilogue / Alice Hills
"State police forces in Africa are a curiously neglected subject of study, even within the framework of security issues and African states. This book brings together criminologists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, political scientists and others who have engaged with police forces across the continent and the publics with whom they interact to provide street-level perspectives from below and inside Africa’s police forces. The contributors consider historical trajectories and particular configurations of police power within wider political systems, then examine the ‘inside view’ of police forces as state institutions – the challenges, preoccupations, professional ethics and self-perceptions of police officers – and finally look at how African police officers go about their work in terms of everyday practices and engagements with the public.The studies span the continent, from South Africa to Sierra Leone, and illustrate similarities and differences in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone states, post-socialist, post-military and post-conflict contexts, and amid both centralisation and devolution of policing powers, democratic transitions and new illiberal regimes, all the while keeping a strong ethnographic focus on police officers and their work" (ed.)
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