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Police Unlimited – Policing, Migrants, and the Values of Bureaucracy - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Police Unlimited: Policing, Migrants, and the Values of Bureaucracy

Paul Mutsaers


Police Unlimited is centred on a controversial idea that it supports with detailed ethnographic materials: police forces are a focal point of conflict in modern societies. Instead of a consensus model of law enforcement that understands the function of policing as socially integrative, it links to a conflict model concerned with the socially divisive effects of policing. Throughout the book, these effects and their causes are discussed on a national and global level. An ethnographic study was carried out at the Dutch police to enhance our understanding of police discrimination. Concerned with ... More

Keywords: policing, bureaucracy, discrimination, anthropology, migrants, borderlands, diversity management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198788508
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Mutsaers, author
Tilburg University