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The Fabrication of Social Order: A Critical Theory of Police Power Hardcover – 1 Jun 2000

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (1 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745314899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745314891
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,242,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Timothy S. Murphy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. He is the translator of Negria (TM)s Books for Burning (2005) and Subversive Spinoza (2004)._x000B_Abdul-Karim Mustapha teaches at Wofford College. He is a member of the editorial boards of Multitudes and Rethinking Marxism. He is the author of Age of the Globe: On Philosophy and Periodization.

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This is very good book, that develops a systematic critique of the police in capitalist society.

The author addresses such important questions as: what are the social causes of the police? why does social order require maintaining? in whose interests does the Police (as an institution of the State) operate?

A very good - but brief - historical overview is presented. The relationship between police, power and social order is examined.

I do feel, however, that the book is a little too short (at under 200 pages).
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