The Police, Public Order and the State

Policing in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic, the USA, Israel, South Africa and China

  • John D. Brewer
  • Adrian Guelke
  • Ian Hume
  • Edward Moxon-Browne
  • Rick Wilford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 1-5
  3. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 6-46
  4. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 47-84
  5. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 85-107
  6. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 108-129
  7. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 130-156
  8. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 157-188
  9. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 189-213
  10. John D. Brewer, Adrian Guelke, Ian Hume, Edward Moxon-Browne, Rick Wilford
    Pages 214-238
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-248

About this book

Introduction

Are police forces agents of the state or of society? How do different police forces maintain order? How does the nature of a country's political system affect the state's reaction to disorder? This study identifies trends in public-order policing across a broad sample of seven countries: Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic, the United States of America, Israel, South Africa and China. It explains why the handling of disorder has become a controversial and topical issue in different parts of the world. Each chapter provides a range of data on the size, make-up and cost of the police and follows a common format in analysing the place of the police at the junction of state-society relations.

Keywords

Central government Government Political Parties Political Reform

Authors and affiliations

  • John D. Brewer
    • 1
  • Adrian Guelke
    • 1
  • Ian Hume
    • 2
  • Edward Moxon-Browne
    • 3
  • Rick Wilford
    • 1
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastUK
  2. 2.WalesUK
  3. 3.University of LimerickIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24647-2
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-65488-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24647-2
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