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Policing and the Condition of England: Memory, Politics and Culture

Ian Loader and Aogán Mulcahy


This book seeks to address the pathologies and possibilities that attend the cultural connection between police, state, and nation. The goal is to assess the cultural and political significance of English policing, and its place within contemporary English social relations and public life. Drawing upon a two-year study of a range of police documentary materials, and biographical and oral history interviews with various strata of the populace, senior and rank-and-file police officers, and politicians and civil servants, it constructs a cultural sociology of the meanings attached to the idea of ... More

Keywords: English police, state, nation, English policing, social relations, policing culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198299066
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299066.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Loader, author
Department of Criminology, Keele University

Aogán Mulcahy, author
Department of Sociology, University College Dublin