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Policing World Society: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation

Mathieu Deflem


This book offers a sociological analysis of the history of international police cooperation in the period from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II. It is an exploration of international cooperation strategies involving police institutions from the United States and Germany as well as other European countries. The study provides an empirical account of many dimensions in the history of international policing, including the role of police in the 19th-century national independence movement; the evolution from simple cooperation towards international criminal enforcement d ... More

Keywords: sociological analysis, international police cooperation, 19th century, bureaucratization, Max Weber, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274710
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274710.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mathieu Deflem, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina