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Provisional Authority: Police, Order, and Security in India

Beatrice Jauregui


Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization. These sorts of problems are especially omnipresent in postcolonial nations such as India, where Beatrice Jauregui has spent several years studying the day-to-day lives of police officers in its most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. In this book, she offers an empirically rich and theoretically innovative look at the great puzzle of police authority in contemporary India and its relationship to social order, democratic governance, and security. Jauregui explores the paradoxical demands placed ... More

Keywords: policing, violence, corruption, criminalization, India, authority, security, provisionality, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226403670
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226403847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beatrice Jauregui, author
University of Toronto

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