Policing in Colonial Empires

E. Blanchard, A. Lauro, M. Bloembergen (eds), Policing in Colonial Empires. Cases, Connections, Boundaries (ca. 1850–1970), Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2017.

Emmanuel and Martin have been involved with a recent project which has resulted in the writing of a book, which may be of interest to you. In brief the book looks at the colonial security strategies and the postcolonial vestiges they left both in the global South and in former metropoles have recently attracted renewed academic attention. Policing in Colonial Empires is a collection of essays reflecting current, ongoing research and exploring the multifaceted dynamics of policing in colonial societies over the past two centuries. Spanning several continents and colonial contexts (some of them liminal or little-explored), the book examines the limits and legitimacies of the functioning of colonial policing. Addressing issues such as collaboration, coercion, violence, race, and intelligence, the collected works ask what exactly was colonial about colonial policing. Together, the contributors point out the complex nature of colonial law and order maintenance, and provide insights on histories that might reflect the legacies of its many variants.

With contributions by
Emmanuel Blanchard • Marieke Bloembergen • Amandine Lauro • Benoît Henriet • Mark Doyle • Martin Thomas • Melissa Anderson • Valentin Chémery • Robert Whitaker • Søren Rud • Sinae Hyun • Sandra Araújo.

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