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Police Abuse in Contemporary Democracies

Editors: Bonner, M.D., Seri, G., Kubal, M.R., Kempa, M. (Eds.)

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  • Argues that police abuse challenges political scientists to rethink the concept of democracy
  • Examines how political science has addressed democracy in its dominant literatures and the challenge the recent ‘decline of democracy’ poses to these conceptualizations
  • Draws on case studies from countries spanning five continents, including the United States, France, Canada, India, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and South Africa
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About this book

This volume offers a much-needed analysis of police abuse and its implications for our understanding of democracy. Sometimes referred to as police violence or police repression, police abuse occurs in all democracies. It is not an exception or a stage of democratization. It is, this volume argues, a structural and conceptual dimension of extant democracies. The book draws our attention to how including the study of policing into our analyses strengthens our understanding of democracy, including the persistence of hybrid democracy and the decline of democracy. To this end, the book examines three key dimensions of democracy: citizenship, accountability, and socioeconomic (in)equality. Drawing from political theory, comparative politics, and political economy, the book explores cases from France, the US, India, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Brazil, and Canada, and reveals how integrating police abuse can contribute to a more robust study of democracy and government in general.

About the authors

Michelle D. Bonner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. 
Guillermina Seri is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Union College, USA.
Mary Rose Kubal is Associate Professor of Political Science at St. Bonaventure University, USA. 
Michael Kempa is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-27

    Bonner, Michelle D. (et al.)

  • Police Abuse and the Racialized Boundaries of Citizenship in France

    Pages 31-53

    Schneider, Cathy Lisa

  • Police as State: Governing Citizenship Through Violence

    Pages 55-80

    Seri, Guillermina (et al.)

  • Development of the Concept of “Political Profiling”: Citizenship and Police Repression of Protest in Quebec

    Pages 81-110

    Dupuis-Déri, Francis

  • Holding Police Abuse to Account: The Challenge of Institutional Legitimacy, a Chilean Case Study

    Pages 113-134

    Bonner, Michelle D.

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72883-4
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Police Abuse in Contemporary Democracies
Editors
  • Michelle D. Bonner
  • Guillermina Seri
  • Mary Rose Kubal
  • Michael Kempa
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72883-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72883-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72882-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10284-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 274
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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