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The ‘nightwatchman’ state is being rolled back: Do the powerful still need the police?

Reiner, Robert (2014) The ‘nightwatchman’ state is being rolled back: Do the powerful still need the police? British Politics and Policy at LSE (29 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has launched radical reforms of the police service, already the hardest hit of all public services. Why have the police plunged in political clout sufficiently to make the deep transformation in their resources and powers possible? The bottom line, writes Robert Reiner, is that the powerful are simply less dependent on public police protection, benefiting from bespoke services that are cheaper than extending universal guardianship to all citizens.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 12:36
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 00:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74264

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