Transnational Policing: The Globalization Thesis, a Typology and a Research Agenda

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Drawing on the study of ‘global transformations’, this article explores the thesis that all aspects of policing are gradually transforming as the world is becoming more economically, politically, technologically and socially interconnected. Exploring the dimensions of transnational policing based on a socio-spatial typology, the globalization thesis is delineated in relation to policing in the local, national, regional, international and global spheres. Raising some practical, political and ethical issues emerging from the field, the article concludes with suggestions for research on various aspects of transnational policing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-160
Number of pages11
JournalPolicing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
Issue number2
Early online date21 Apr 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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