Policing and Prisons in the Middle East: Formations of Coercion

Policing and Prisons in the Middle East: Formations of Coercion

by Laleh Khalili
     
 

The emergence of the modern Middle East has been accompanied by a concentration of coercive power in the state. Although the region has encompassed numerous Mukhabarat (secret police) states, extensive policing and carceral regimes, and widespread use of torture and spectacular punishments, and although its prisons and policing practices are regularly condemned by

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Overview

The emergence of the modern Middle East has been accompanied by a concentration of coercive power in the state. Although the region has encompassed numerous Mukhabarat (secret police) states, extensive policing and carceral regimes, and widespread use of torture and spectacular punishments, and although its prisons and policing practices are regularly condemned by human rights organisations, surprisingly few analyses explore the emergence of these grim institutions.

This volume is the first to examine systematically practices of policing and incarceration in the modern Middle East, the emergence of modern policing and prisons and their continued predominance. It offers a useful lens through which the complexity of state power and the contours of popular contentious politics can be read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231701761
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Series:
Columbia/Hurst Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PART I
COERCION FROM COLONIALISM TO NEOLIBERALISM

1. Policing the Desert: Coercion, Consent and the Colonial Order in Syria
Dan Neep

2. Israeli Biopolitics, Palestinian Policing: Order and Resistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Nigel Parsons

3. Tangled Webs of Coercion: Parastatal Production of Violence in Abu Ghraib
Laleh Khalili

4. Barring the Algerian Subject: Carcerality and Resistance under Market-Statism
Sayres S. Rudy

5. Post-colonial Policing and the "Woman" Question: A History of the Women's Police Directorate in Bahrain
Staci Strobl

6. The Police Organization in Turkey in the Post-1980 Period and the Re-Construction of the Social Formation
Biriz Berksoy

PART II
CONSTITUTING STATES AND CITIZENS

7. Confining Political Dissent in Egypt before 1952
Anthony Gorman

8. Observing the Everyday: Policing and the Conditions of Possibility in Gaza (1948-1967)
Ilana Feldman

9. Riot Police and Policing Protest in Turkey
Ayssen Uysal

10. Incarcerated Women, Honorable Women
Roberta Micallef

PART III
REFUSALS, RESISTANCES , AND PROTESTS

11. The Victim's Tale in Syria: Imprisonment, Individualism, and Liberalism
Sune Haugbolle

12. Spectacles of Death: Dignity, Dissent, and Sacrifice in Turkey's Prisons
Banu Bargu

13. Refusing Mercy: Challenging the State's Monopoly on Violence in Iran
Arzoo Osanloo

14. Locating Dissent: Space, Law, and Protest in Jordan
Jillian Schwedler and Sam Fayyaz

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