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Twilight Policing : Private Security and Violence in Urban South Africa (Paperback) (Tessa G. Diphoorn)

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"South Africa boasts the largest private security sector in the entire world, reflecting deep anxieties about violence, security, and governance. Twilight Policing is an ethnographic study of the daily policing practices of armed response officers, a specific type of private security officer, and their interactions with citizens and the state police in Durban, South Africa. This book shows how their policing practices simultaneously undermine and support the state, resulting in actions that are neither public nor private, but something in between, something 'twilight.' Their performances of security are also punitive, disciplinary, and exclusionary, and work to reinforce post-apartheid racial and economic inequalities. Ultimately, Twilight Policing helpsto illuminate how citizens survive volatile conditions and to whom they assign the authority to guide them in the process"--Provided by publisher.
South Africa boasts the largest private security sector in the entire world, reflecting deep anxieties about violence, security, and governance.Twilight Policing is an ethnographic study of the daily policing practices of armed response officersa specific type of private security officerand their interactions with citizens and the state police in Durban, South Africa. This book shows how their policing practices simultaneously undermine and support the state, resulting in actions that are neither public nor private, but something in between, something twilight.? Their performances of security are also punitive, disciplinary, and exclusionary, and they work to reinforce post-apartheid racial and economic inequalities. Ultimately,Twilight Policing helps to illuminate how citizens survive volatile conditions and to whom they assign the authority to guide them in the process.
Number of Pages: 282.0
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom / International Security
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Tessa G. Diphoorn
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 46761130
UPC: 9780520287341
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6764

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