In the globally networked society, police power is no longer constrained by the borders of the nation state: it has globalized. Global Policing shows how security threats have been constructed by powerful actors to justify the creation of a new global policing architecture and how the subculture of policing shapes the world system.
Demonstrating how a theory of global policing is central to understanding global governance, the text explores:
- The 'new security agenda' focused on serious organized crime and terrorism and how this is transforming policing.
- The creation of global organizations such as Interpol, regional entities such as Europol, and national policing agencies with a transnational reach.
- The subculture of the 'global cops', blurring boundaries between police, private security, military and secret intelligence agencies.
- The reality of transnational policing on the ground, its effectiveness, legitimacy, accountability and future development.
Written by two leading international experts who bring cutting-edge theoretical debates to life with case studies and examples, Global Policing will prove captivating reading for students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, international relations, law and sociology.