Ryan, BJ (2019) Becoming Montenegrin: biopower, police reform and human rights. The International Journal of Human Rights, 23 (4). pp. 476-492. ISSN 1744-053X

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The paper forms a Foucauldian analysis of police reforms in Montenegro. Drawing on interviews with police officers at all ranks in 2004, undertaken as reform was commencing, and on interviews undertaken in 2010, after Montenegro's independence, the paper explores the biopolitics of liberalisation. The paper aims to demonstrate norms of internal security liberalisation that operate beyond a legal understanding of state power. It illustrates the operation of a rule of police that produces norms conducive to the governance of a dynamic market state. It argues that the rule of police subsists within but also subverts the rule of law and the human rights approach to democratic development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Taylor & Francis at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2016.1161211 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: police, biopolitics, human rights, Foucault, liberalization
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 13:49
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 10:41
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1525

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