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Title:Re-envisioning community policing: Histories, discourses, and practices in the People’s Republic of China
Author(s):Zhou, Lingxiao
Advisor(s):Martin, Jeffrey T.
Department / Program:E. Asian Languages & Cultures
Discipline:East Asian Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):community policing
the PRC
Abstract:This essay extends the debate over whether “shequ jingwu” should be regarded as an imported term of “community policing”, or in nature repetition of long-term Chinese policing practice. This study uses a local community policing practice as a lens through which to explore the nature of community policing in the PRC from historical and sociocultural perspectives. I identify four particular issues that create challenges for policing in the PRC, and argue that community policing is adopted to address certain problems in certain historical moments. After contextual analysis of community policing discourse produced on CNKI, a major knowledge resource database in China, I seek to discuss who assume the epistemic authority to define and explain community policing, and argue that community policing discourses produced by CNKI play as a critical role in legitimating new technologies. By focusing a community policing practice at ground level, I propose the assumption that the routine activities of community policing in China are largely consisted of nonconfrontational interactions such as information work, population management, and social service work. These work stands out to promote a certain social order which is consistent with strengthening bureaucratic centralization promoted by the CCP regime.
Issue Date:2019-04-26
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Lingxiao Zhou
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23
Date Deposited:2019-05

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