Public Events and Police Response: Understanding Public Order Policing in Democratic India

Hardcover | April 15, 2013

byT.K. Vinod Kumar

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Public events are at the heart of civic discourse in modern societies. The nature and number of public events and state response define the characteristics of the society and governance. Events and the police response to them are interactions that provide insight into the nature of social anddemocratic discourse in society. Surveying the data of public events in cities and police response to them, detailed case studies of selected major events, and advanced statistical analyses, this book looks at the relationship between public events and police response. While different characteristics of events have varying effecton police response, the scale of violence in the event has the greatest impact on police response. The analyses indicate that the response of the police is largely circumscribed by democratic norms and rule of law. Revealing the tendency for police to be drawn into the ambit of political debate,which greatly impacts police organization and personnel, the study also points to the seeds of criminalization of politics and public discourse in selected public events.

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Public events are at the heart of civic discourse in modern societies. The nature and number of public events and state response define the characteristics of the society and governance. Events and the police response to them are interactions that provide insight into the nature of social anddemocratic discourse in society. Surveying t...

T.K. Vinod Kumar is currently Deputy Director of Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad. He is a member of the Indian Police Service (IPS) and has worked as Commissioner of Police of Calicut, and Deputy Inspector General and Inspector General of Police in Kerala. His publications have appeared in Journal of Contem...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:April 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198090331

ISBN - 13:9780198090335

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Theories on Public Events3. Nature of Public Events4. Police Response to Public Events5. Communal Violence: A Case Study6. Political Violence: An Analysis of Events7. Statistical Model of Relationship between Public Event and Police Response8. Comprehensive Model of Relationship between Event Characteristics and Police Response using Structural Equation Modelling9. Public Events, Police Response, and Democratic DiscourseAppendix: Data Entry ProtocolReferencesIndex