"In the urban spaces that the book explores, a plurality of order-making practise, norms and actors co-exist in an often contested and transient environment. State police and various civilian policing groups are constituted in relation to each other through a mixture of competition, collaboration and interdependence. Collectively, they draw on a variety of both violent and non-violent repertoires of order-making and are animated by a mix of cultural, religious and state-based norms. This compels us to analytically approach policing practices and actors as embedded not only in police networks, but also in the broader social and political relations and networks of urban space. This is the key contribution of Policing and the Politics of Order-making: To explore the political underpinning of local order-making in contexts of plural policing"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction : policing and the politics of order-making on the urban margins / Helene Maria Kyed and Peter Albrecht 2. Policing Bagong Silang : intimacy and politics in the Philippines / Steffen Jensen and Karl Hapal 3. Policing and the politics of protection on Lombok, Indonesia / Kari Telle 4. Rival forms of policing and politics in urban Swaziland / Helene Maria Kyed 5. Community policing in Accra : the complexities of local notions of (in)security and (in)justice / Emmanuel Addo Sowatey and Raymond A. Atuguba 6. New authorities : relating state and non-state security auspices in South African improvement districts / Julie Berg with Clifford Shearing 7. Security assemblages at the urban margins of Mexico City / Markus-Michael Muller 8. Closure of bars, cantinas and brothels : practices of civil in/security, state formation and citizenship in urban Bolivia / Helene Risør 9. Security governance in Hout Bay : a study of three local communities' capacity to engage in policing / Oyvind Samnøy Tefre 10. Young but not alone : youth organizations and the local politics of security provision / Louis-Alexandre Berg Secret societies and order-making in Freetown / Nathaniel King and Peter Albrecht.