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Citizens, Cops, and PowerRecognizing the Limits of Community$
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Steve Herbert

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226327303

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.001.0001

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The Terrain of Community

The Terrain of Community

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(p.15) {Chapter One} The Terrain of Community
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Citizens, Cops, and Power
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Steve Herbert

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.003.0002

This chapter compares normative visions of community with those articulated by residents. It explains the reasons behind the resilience of community as a social and political ideal and analyzes how it came to be idealized in the now hegemonic project of community policing. This chapter identifies the factors that citizens believe maximize their feelings of security within the spaces they inhabit and suggests that the perceptions of normative visions of community and its political potential are by no means uniform.

Keywords:   community, community policing, normative visions, resilience, feelings of security, political potential

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