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Police and the Liberal State

Markus D. Dubber and Mariana Valverde


This book advances a broad interdisciplinary and international project to refocus attention on the scope and function of modern governance through the lens of police power in its multiple manifestations—from the family to the police station and the prison, and from municipal government to state sovereignty and global security—and techniques—surveillance, control, and licensing, as well as ordinances, regulations, and administrative, constitutional, and criminal law. In the contributions to this volume, police power emerges as a rich and flexible concept that offers a broader functional context ... More

Keywords: police, police power, liberal state, governance, government, surveillance, control, licensing, constitutional law, criminal law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804759328
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759328.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Markus D. Dubber, editor

Mariana Valverde, editor