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- DescriptionThere are many histories of the police as a law-enforcement institution, but genealogy of the police as a form of power. This book provides a genealogy of modern police by tracing the evolution of police science and of police institutions in Europe, from the ancien regime to the early 19th century. Drawing on the theoretical path outlined by Michel Foucault at the crossroads between historical sociology, critical legal theory and critical crimilogy, it shows how the development of police power was an integral part of the birth of the modern state's governmental rationalities and how police institutions were conceived as political techlogies for the government and social disciplining of populations. Understanding the modern police t as an institution at the service of the judiciary and the law, but as a complex political techlogy for governing the ecomic and social processes typical of modern capitalist societies, this book shows how the police have played an active role in actually shaping order, rather than merely preserving it.
- Author BiographyGiuseppe Campesi is Professor of Law and Society at the Department of Political Sciences of the Aldo Moro University of Bari.
- Author(s)Giuseppe Campesi
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication25/05/2016
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight522 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
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