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5173 - Military, cops and the continuity of draconian practices under Argentine democracy

After the return to democracy in Argentina in 1983 military power was to a certain extent reduced. However, the repressive dimension of ordinary practices continued, through the police force, and mostly centred on the poorer and marginal sectors of the Argentinian population. This paper explores key practices of security of the Argentine Federal Police during the democratic transition. It concludes that there is a persistence of a militarised type of policing deployed to regulate society. However, this distintive type of security policing developed its own particularities, by becoming deeply embedded in the fight against violence and criminality under novel democracy.

Palabras claves: security, militarised policing, Police, democracy, criminality

Autores: Glanc, Laura (University of Essex, United Kingdom/Ver Königr)

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