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In Thrall to Political Change: Police and Gendarmerie in France

Malcolm Anderson


This book provides a history of the police and gendarmerie in France from the establishment of a democratic Republican regime in 1870 down to the present day. Based on archival material and on recent research, it covers dramatic and often harrowing developments — anarchist and communist subversion, violent demonstrations and strikes, fascist threats, war and occupation, colonial conflicts and regime change — which have made policing in France troubled and controversial. As well as a chronological history, the book contains a thematic treatment of the police and the Republican regime (including ... More

Keywords: gendarmerie, police, regime change, police officials, scandals, accountability, private security, France, justice, police violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Anderson, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh

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