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Laffey, Mark and Nadarajah, Suthaharan (2016) 'Securing the diaspora: Policing global order.' In: Hönke, Jana and Muller, Markus-Michael, (eds.), The Global Making of Police: Postcolonial Perspectives. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 114-131. (Interventions)

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This chapter explores the transnational security governance of diasporas as a window onto the global making of policing. Using the Tamil diaspora in Britain as case study, it argues that policing – understood as governance directed to the production of security (Johnston, 2000) – is interwoven with and co-constituted by the challenges to order that policing articulates as transnational threats and seeks to extinguish. Focusing on the intimate relations between policing in the metropole and liberal order-making in the periphery, it demonstrates the mutual implication of the ‘global’ and the ‘local’ and of ‘liberal’ and ‘non-liberal’ worlds.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISBN: 9781138910201
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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2015 15:40

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