Last year, Routledge published a new book on colonial policing in the Portuguese Empire
ABOUT THE BOOK
This compilation represents the first study to examine the historical evolution and shifting global dynamics of policing across the Lusophone community. With contributions from a multi-disciplinary range of experts, it traces the role of policing within and across settings that are connected by the shared legacy of Portuguese colonialism. Previously neglected within studies of the globalisation of policing, the Lusophone experience brings novel insights to established analyses of colonial, post-colonial and transnational policing. This compilation draws research attention to the policing peculiarities of the Lusophone community. It proposes new cultural settings within which to test dominant theories of policing research. It uncovers an important piece of the jigsaw that is policing across the globe. Key research questions that it addresses include:
• What were the patterns of policing, and policing transfers, across Portuguese colonial settings?
• How did Portugal’s dual status as both fascist regime and imperial power shape its late colonial policing?
• What have been the different experiences of post-colonial and transitional policing across the former Portuguese colonies?
• In what ways are Lusophone nations contributing to, and indeed shaping, patterns of transnational policing?
• What comparative lessons can be drawn from the Lusophone policing experience?
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Conor O’Reilly is Associate Professor in Transnational Crime and Security at the School of Law, University of Leeds. His research interests focus upon the transnational dynamics of crime, policing and security. He has published widely on these and related research themes in leading journals, including: British Journal of Criminology; Crime, Law and Social Change; International Political Sociology; Police Quarterly; and Theoretical Criminology. He is also author of the forthcoming monograph, Policing Global Risks: The Transnational Security Consultancy Industry. He has worked on a range of international research projects, including the COPP-LAB project on Lusophone policing, and is currently leading a three-year project on kidnapping in Mexico.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Policing and the Lusophone Community Across Time and Space
Conor O’Reilly (University of Leeds)
PART ONE: THE COLONIAL POLICING MISSION
1. Colonial Policing and the Portuguese Empire (c.1870-1961)
Gonçalo Rocha Gonçalves (University Institute of Lisbon) and Rita Ávila Cachado (University Institute of Lisbon)
2. The Military and the (Colonial) Policing of Mainland Portugal (1850–1910)
Diego Palacios Cerezales (University of Stirling)
3. Militarism in the São Paulo Police Force (1868-1924)
André Rosemberg (Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘Júlio de Mesquita Filho’)
Comment: The Portuguese Colonial Policing Mission in Comparative Perspective
Richard S. Hill (Victoria University of Wellington)
PART TWO: POLICING AT THE END OF EMPIRE
4. PIDE’s Racial Strategy in Angola (1957-1961)
Fernando Tavares Pimenta (New University of Lisbon)
5. Knowing ‘Mozambican Islam’: The Confidential Questionnaire on Islam and Colonial Governance during the Liberation War
Sandra Araújo (New University of Lisbon)
6. Intelligence-centric Counterinsurgency as Late Colonial Policing: Comparing Portugal with Britain and France
Bruno Cardoso Reis (University of Lisbon)
Comment: Reflections on Portuguese Late Colonial Policing
Martin Thomas (University of Exeter)
PART THREE: POSTCOLONIAL, TRANSITIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL POLICING DYNAMICS
7. Post-War Police Reform in Mozambique: The Case of Community Policing
Helene Maria Kyed (Danish Institute for International Studies)
8. Transformation of Macau Policing: From a Portuguese Colony to China’s SAR
Lawrence K.K. Ho (The Hong Kong Institute of Education) and Agnes I.F. Lam (University of Macau)
9. Faint Echoes of Portugal but Strong Accents of Indonesia: Hidden Influences on Police Development in Timor-Leste
Gordon Peake (Australian National University)
10. Branding Rio de Janeiro’s Pacification Model: A Silver Bullet for the ‘Planet of Slums’?
Conor O’Reilly (University of Leeds)
Comment: "Never Mind the Similarities, Focus on the Differences": Imposition, Imitation and Intransigence in Post-colonial Global Policing Reform
Andrew Goldsmith (Flinders University)
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