ENDORSEMENTS "This book illuminates the ways in which the implementation of [neoliberal] policies has also entailed an intensified militarization of urban space as local police forces--which now include both commercial and nonprofit agents--promote new forms of surveillance, social control and repression within local populations."
-Neil Brenner is Professor of Urban Theory in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is co-editor of Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City.
"Eick and Briken have amassed a rich collection of new and theoretically important work that makes this book an absolute 'must read' for critical scholars of all persuasions."
-Laura Huey is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, The University of Western Ontario, Co-editor of Surveillance & Societyand author of invisible Victims: Homelessness and the Growing Security Gap (UTP 2012).
"The editors have brought together authors from a wide range of contexts and backgrounds who scrutinize state and private policing as a form of wage labor, as a set of practices to govern populations and as a means to secure capitalist accumulation under actually existing neoliberalism. ...a very welcome addition to the literature. Critical scholars in a variety of fields will surely learn much from it."
-Bernd Belina, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Professor of Human Geography, Co-editor of Kriminologisches Journal and author of Raum, Uberwachung, Kontrolle (Munster 2006)
Kendra Briken, Volker Eick, Luis A. Fernandez, Anibel Ferus-Comelo, Peter Gahan, Melina Germes, Bill Harley, Arunas Juska, Andreas Lohner, Margit Mayer, Samantha Ponting, Ann Rodenstedt, Chris Scholl, Graham Sewell, Alison Wakefield, Andrew Wallace, Charles Woolfson