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dc.contributor.advisorChrister Henrik, Pursiainen
dc.contributor.authorSalem, Tomas
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T13:39:15Z
dc.date.available2018-01-09T13:39:15Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-15
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I address the challenges of Rio de Janeiro's ongoing public security reform, implemented through the establishment of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) in several of the city's favelas since 2009. I suggest that in order to address this problem, it is necessary to understand both the institutional and political context and conditions that the reform is set within, as well as the dynamics of violence in Rio de Janeiro. The empirical data presented and analyzed in this thesis was collected between December 2014 and July 2015, through an ethnographic fieldwork with the police officers working at three different UPPs. In my discussion I argue that the project has failed reaching its stated objectives of bringing peace and security to favela residents, as policing at the UPPs is still articulated through the logic of war, and that the project is tailored to the needs of political and economic elites, rather than the population living in the favelas. I develop the concept of "securitarian war" as an analytical category that highlights the interconnections between the security discourse, policing, and warfare, and suggest that my findings have broad implications for the field of public security.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/11945
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDSVF-3920
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Sosialantropologi: 250en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Social anthropology: 250en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Kriminologi: 350en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Criminology: 350en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Filosofiske fag: 160::Filosofi: 161en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Philosophical disciplines: 160::Philosophy: 161en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori: 240::Offentlig og privat administrasjon: 242en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Political science and organizational theory: 240::Public and private administration: 242en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Urbanisme og fysisk planlegging: 230::Romlig, territoriell planlegging: 238en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Urbanism and physical planning: 230::Spatial, territorial planning: 238en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Rettsvitenskap: 340::Folkerett: 344en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Law: 340::International law: 344en_US
dc.titleSecurity and policing in Rio de Janeiro. An ethnography of the pacifying police unitsen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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