Policing and the Politics of Public and Private in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Item

Title

Policing and the Politics of Public and Private in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Alternative Title

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

Creator

Adelaide H. Villmoare

Date

5 December 2007

Description

During the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the onslaught of flooding, the single most important role for government and the public sphere was deemed to be law and order, at times to the exclusion of other public responsibilities. Law and order were articulated almost exclusively as a policing matter with the emphasis on order rather than law. Policing took different public and private forms in the early days of the flooding. This chapter examines the nature of that policing and the unquestioned presence of private police as a key element of the law and order response to Katrina in New Orleans.

Language

Engglish

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Subject

Sociology

isbn

978-0-7623-1460-7,
978-1-84950-511-6

issn

1059-4337

doi

uri

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