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Microscopic and macroscopic responses to inequalities in the governance of security: respective experiments in South Africa and Northern Ireland.

Shearing, Clifford
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Transformation JOurnal. 49:25-54.

To reiterate, our focus is on particular developments in the governance
of security that respond to general trends in governance. What makes these
developments relevant for our purposes is that they self-consciously
critique, and then respond to, critical trends in governance. The paper’s
contribution to the focus of this Focus Issue of Transformation –
transformations in the spheres of crime and policing, particularly in South
Africa – is that it uses developments in Northern Ireland and South Africa
to identify and explore responses to global trends – one top-down, the other
bottom-up. The principles that underlie these responses (as well as the
specific ways in which they are realised in the cases we will explore), we
suggest, are worthy of consideration in South Africa’s ongoing
transformation. (excerpt)


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