Urban Security Work Spaces
Policing the Crisis – Policing in Crisis
Berlin, August 28-30, 2010
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, GroÃŸer Konferenzsaal
The 21st century is witnessing what has been called the Â»pluralization of policingÂ«: Private security companies have conquered urban spaces and are developing some expertise in public policing. Current studies claim that the private security industry will grow further and take over more tasks formerly executed by state police; at the same time technologies complement and even incur human security work. State police has also undergone significant changes, including commercialization, new public management, and Â»police-private-partnershipsÂ« .
Alongside these developments, the police apparatus has trans-nationalized and rigorous strategies, in particular against transnational protesters, have reemerged significantly since the early 1990s. Last not least, the Â»policing familyÂ« itself diversified, and we can witness (relatively) new phenomena such as nonprofit organizations deploying long-term unemployed as security forces; â€ºCommunity Wardensâ€¹ or â€ºAmbassadorsâ€¹ overseen by the local municipalities; or unpaid volunteers policing sports events such as the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany. With these in-law family members the tasks of policing extended into the realm of the â€ºcivil societyâ€¹, and the consequences still need to be discussed (…)
Mit dabei u.a.:
Oliver Arning, Kirstie Ball, Bernd Belina, Francois Bonnet, Peter Bremme, Kendra Briken, Luis Fernandez, Volker Eick, Jenny KÃ¼nkel, Massimiliano Mullone, James Sheptycki, Nik Theodore, Eric TÃ¶pfer, Alison Wakefield, Charles Woolfson.
Via email: policing.crisis AT googlemail.com
Via website: http://www.policing-crowds.org/registration.html
Admission fee: â‚¬ 20/ â‚¬ 10 (students, retirees, unemployed)
Note: There is a maximum of 70 participants.
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