Emerald Studies in Plural Policing: A new book series

23 May 2020
23 May 2020

Emerald Studies In Plural Policing

It has become a truism that policing is no longer the exclusive domain of the police, but is rather carried out by a wide range of public, private and voluntary actors. Over the past three or so decades, our comparative understanding of ‘plural policing’ has moved forward considerably. An ever-growing number of scholars have contributed towards the process of mapping out both the multiplicity of actors tasked with delivering policing functions on the ground and the array of regulatory structures responsible for steering these functions from above. Much less is known, however, about what happens when these policing actors and regulatory structures interact with one another on a daily basis.

This new book series aims to address this gap. It is guided by three core questions. How do public, private and voluntary policing actors on the ground interpret and negotiate their way through the diversity of regulatory structures they encounter on an everyday level? What kinds of social, political and economic orders does this process bring into effect? How does this structure-agency dynamic play out within and across different parts of the globe? In seeking out answers to these questions, the series is interested not only in the formal characteristics of policing and regulatory institutions, but also about the mediating role of emotions, identity, culture and other less formal dimensions. Given this scope, the series is also keen to promote in international and cross-disciplinary contributions which draw together insights from anthropology, criminology, geography, international development, international relations, law, peace studies, policy studies, political sciences, security studies, sociology and urban studies.

Within this broad agenda, the series encourages submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Public policing
  • Private policing and security
  • Voluntary policing and citizen patrols
  • Vigilantism
  • Regulatory space
  • Plural policing and Social (dis)order
  • Representations of plural policing
  • Comparative plural policing
  • Histories of plural policing
  • Polizeiwissenschaft

International Editorial Advisory Board:

  • Rita Abrahamsen, University of Ottawa
  • Peter Alexander Albrecht, Danish Institute for International Studies
  • Emilio Ayos, University of Buenos Aires
  • Julie Berg , University of Glasgow
  • Benoit Dupont, University of Montreal
  • Marleen Easton , Ghent University
  • Erella Grassiani, University of Amsterdam
  • Helene Gundhus, University of Oslo
  • Helene Maria Kyed, Danish Institute for International Studies
  • Erika Robb Larkins, San Diego State University
  • Ian Loader, University of Oxford
  • Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand, Gothenburg University
  • Jacques de Maillard, University of Versailles
  • Mahesh Nalla, Michigan State University
  • Megan O’Neill , Dundee University
  • Conor O’Reilly, University of Leeds
  • Mutuma Ruteere, Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies
  • Clifford Shearing, University of Cape Town
  • Ronald van Steden, VU Amsterdam
  • Philip Stenning, Griffith University
  • Chad Whelan, Deakin University
  • Jennifer Woods, Temple University

The book series is aligned with the mission and activities of the International Network on the Everyday Political Economy of Plural Policing (EPEPP).

See original call for contribution here