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Understanding transnational policy flows in security and justice

Jones, Trevor and Newburn, Tim (2019) Understanding transnational policy flows in security and justice. Journal of Law and Society, 46 (S1). S12 - S30. ISSN 0263-323X

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Identification Number: 10.1111/jols.12181


This article examines the contribution of scholarly work on ‘policy transfer’ and related concepts to our knowledge of how far, and in what ways, particular policy ‘models’ of security and justice travel across national boundaries, and what might explain this phenomenon. The article begins by summarizing the key findings of extant empirical studies of cross-national policy movement in the fields of crime, security, and justice. It then considers the normative dimension to debates about policy transfer, observing that much of the literature adopts a pessimistic position about the problematic nature of international policy movement in security and justice, and discusses some of the reasons for such pessimism. The article then reflects on ways in which normative principles could be applied to considerations of prospective policy transfer, and the implications for the broader possibilities for ‘progressive’ policy transfer in relation to crime, security, and justice.

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Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 14:21
Last Modified: 23 May 2024 02:15

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