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Political Science Comparative Politics

Public Security in Federal Polities

edited by Christian Leuprecht, Mario Kölling & Todd Hataley

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2019
Comparative Politics, Canadian, General, General
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Public Security in Federal Polities is the first systematic and methodical study to bring together the fields of security studies and comparative federalism. The volume explores the symbiotic relationship between public security concerns and institutional design, public administration, and public policy across nine federal country case studies: Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. In addressing specific national security concerns and aspects of globalization that are challenging conventional approaches to global, international, regional, and domestic security, this volume examines how the constitutional and institutional framework of a society affects the effectiveness and efficiency of public security arrangements. Public Security in Federal Polities identifies differences and similarities, highlights best practices, and draws out lessons for both particular federations, and for federal systems in general. This book is essential reading for scholars, students, practitioners as well as policy- and decision-makers of security and federalism.

About the authors

Christian Leuprecht is Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership in the Department of Political Science and Economics at the Royal Military College of Canada, Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, and Adjunct Research Professor in the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University.

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Mario Kölling is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED).

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Todd Hataley is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada.

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