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Comparing the Governance of Safety in Europe: A Geo-Historical Approach

Edwards, Adam Michael ORCID: and Hughes, Gordon 2005. Comparing the Governance of Safety in Europe: A Geo-Historical Approach. Theoretical Criminology 9 (3) , pp. 345-363. 10.1177/1362480605054815

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The concept of governance alerts us to the exercise of political authority beyond the nation state. In criminological thought governance has been associated with the preventive turn in crime control strategies in Europe that acknowledge the limits of criminal justice, invoke the direct participation of other statutory as well as commercial and voluntary sector actors and, in so doing, generate new objects and places of control signified by notions of ‘safety’ and ‘security’. The corollary of this preventive turn is a geohistorical approach to comparative criminology that is capable of recognizing the diverse contexts that constitute new governable places and objects.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative criminology, geo-history, governance, power dependence, safety
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 1362-4806
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2022 10:58

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