Policing of Politics in the 20th Century: Historical Perspectives

Policing of Politics in the 20th Century: Historical Perspectives

by Mark Mazower
     
 

The role of the police has, from its beginnings, been ambiguous, even janus-faced. This volume focuses on one of its controversial aspects by showing how the police have been utilized in the past by regimes in Europe, the USA and the British Empire to check political dissent and social unrest. Ideologies such as anti-Communism emerge as significant influences in

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The role of the police has, from its beginnings, been ambiguous, even janus-faced. This volume focuses on one of its controversial aspects by showing how the police have been utilized in the past by regimes in Europe, the USA and the British Empire to check political dissent and social unrest. Ideologies such as anti-Communism emerge as significant influences in both democracies and dictatorships. And by shedding new light on policing continuities in twentieth-century Germany and Italy, as well as Interpol, this volume questions the compatibility of democratic government and political policing.

Mark Mazower received his D. Phil. In Modern History from Oxford University. He taught History at Princeton University, International Relations at the University of Sussex and currently he is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571818737
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Political Police and the European Nation-State in the Nineteenth Century1
1A Republican Political Police? Political Policing in France under the Third Republic, 1875-194027
2Continuity in Policing Politics in Italy, 1920-196057
3Policing Politics in Germany from Weimar to the Stasi91
4The International Criminal Police Commission and the Fight against Communism, 1923-1945107
5Policing the Anti-Communist State in Greece, 1922-1974129
6Police and Government in Northern Ireland, 1922-1969151
7Securing the British Empire: Policing and Colonial Order, 1920-1960167
8Political Policing in the United States: The Evolution of the FBI, 1917-1956191
9The Tokko and Political Police in Japan, 1911-1945213
Conclusion: The Policing of Politics in Historical Perspective241
Notes on Contributors257
Index260

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