Monday 18 April 2005, by Loader Ian
Ian Loader (University of Oxford)
Ian Loader is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Centre for Criminology. He is author of Youth, Policing and Democracy(1996, Palgrave), Crime and Social Change in MiddleEngland (2000, Routledge, with E. Girling and R. Sparks) and Policing and the Condition of England: Memory, Politics and Culture(2003, Oxford, with A. Mulcahy), as well as several papers on contemporary transformations in policing and security. He is currently working in two broad fields: (i) the historical sociology of crime policy in England and Wales and its intersections with political ideologies and culture, and (ii) the relationship between security and political community. He is currently writing a book on the latter topic (with Neil Walker), provisionally entitled Civilizing Security: Policing and Political Community in a Global Era.
Contact details (from 1 July 2005)
Centre for Criminology,
University of Oxford,
Manor Road Building,
Oxford OX1 3UQ
Key words for Challenge
Nationalism, Freedom, Coercive Agencies, Securitization, Social Insecurity and Uncertainty
Articles in refereed journals:
2005 ‘Maintien de l’ordre Illimité ? Sécurité, Gouvernance Civique et Bien Public’ (French translation of ‘Policing Unlimited?’) Criminologie, Spring (in press).
‘For an Historical Sociology of Crime Policy in England and Wales since 1968’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy(special issue on ‘Managing Modernity: Politics and the Culture of Control’) 7/1 in press (with Richard Sparks).
2004 ‘State of Denial?: Rethinking the Governance of Security’ (Review Essay), Punishment and Society, 6/2: 221-28 (with Neil Walker).
‘Governing European Policing: Some Problems and Prospects’, Policing and Society (special issue on ‘Policing Accountability in Europe’) 12/4: 291-305.
‘On the Emotions of Crime, Punishment and Social Control’, Theoretical Criminology, 6/3: 243-53 (with Willem de Haan).
‘Policing, Securitization and Democratization in Europe’, Criminal Justice (special issue on ‘How Does Crime Policy Travel?) 2/2: 125-153.
2001 ‘Fear and Everyday Urban Lives’, Urban Studies (review issue on ‘Fear and the City’) 38/5-6: 885-898 (with Richard Sparks and Evi Girling).
‘Policing as a Public Good: Reconstituting the Connections Between Policing and the State’, Theoretical Criminology 5/1: 9-35 (with Neil Walker).
‘The Power of Legitimate Naming: Part II - Making Sense of the Elite Police Voice’, British Journal of Criminology 41/2: 252-265 (with Aogán Mulcahy).
‘The Power of Legitimate Naming: Part I - Chief Constables as Social Commentators in Post-War England’, British Journal of Criminology 41/1: 41-55 (with Aogán Mulcahy).
2000 ‘Plural Policing and Democratic Governance’, Social and Legal Studies 9/3: 323-345.
1999 ’Consumer Culture and the Commodification of Policing and Security’, Sociology 33/2: 373-392.
1998 ’A Telling Tale: A Case of Vigilantism and its Aftermath in an English Town’, British Journal of Sociology 49/3: 474-490 (with Evi Girling and Richard Sparks).
’Narratives of Decline: Youth, Dis/order and Community in an English "Middletown"’, British Journal of Criminology 38/3: 388-403 (main author, with Evi Girling and Richard Sparks).
1997 ’Thinking Normatively About Private Security’, Journal of Law and Society 24/3: 377-394.
’Private Security and the Demand for Protection in Contemporary Britain’, Policing and Society, 7/3: 143-162.
’Policing and the Social: Questions of Symbolic Power’, British Journal of Sociology, 48/1: 1-18.
1994 ‘Democracy, Justice and the Limits of Policing: Rethinking Police Accountability’ Social and Legal Studies, 3/4: 521-544.
Articles in edited books
2005 ‘Locating the Public Interest in Transnational Policing’, in A. Goldsmith and J. Sheptycki (eds.) Crafting Global Policing. Oxford: Hart (with Neil Walker) (in press).
‘Necessary Virtues: The Legitimate Place of the State in the Production of Security’, in J. Wood and B. Dupont (eds) Democracy, Society and the Governance of Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (with Neil Walker) (in press).
‘For an Historical Sociology of Crime Policy in England and Wales since 1968’, in M. Matravers (ed) Managing Modernity: Politics and the Culture of Control. London: Routledge (with Richard Sparks) (in press).
2004 ‘Policing Unlimited?: Security, Civic Governance and the Public Good’, in K. van der Vijver and J. Terpstra (eds.) Urban Safety: Problems, Governance and Strategies. Enschede: IPIT (in press).
‘Policing, Securitisation and Democratisation in Europe’, in T. Newburn and R. Sparks (eds.) Criminal Justice and Political Cultures: National and International Dimensions of Crime Control. Cullompton: Willan.
2002 ‘Contemporary Landscapes of Crime, Order and Control: Governance, Risk and Globalization’, in M. Maguire, R. Morgan and R. Reiner (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (3rd Edn), pp. 83-111. Oxford: Oxford University Press (with Richard Sparks).
2000 ‘After Success?: Anxieties of Affluence in an English Village’, in T. Hope and R. Sparks (eds) Crime, Risk and Insecurity: Law and Order in Political Discourse and Everyday Life, pp. 65-82. London: Routledge (main author, with Evi Girling and Richard Sparks).
‘Brott, Rädsla och Känslan för Platsen. Ett Engelskt Exempel,’ in I. Sahlin and M. Äkerström (eds.) Det Lokala Väldet: Om Rädsla, Rasism och Social Kontroll, pp. 145-67. Stockholm: Liber (Swedish translation of ‘Crime and the Sense of One’s Place’, with Evi Girling and Richard Sparks).
1999 ’Landscapes of Protection: The Past, Present and Futures of Policing in an English Town’ in P. Carlen and R. Morgan (eds) Crime Unlimited: Questions for the Twenty-First Century, pp. 7-29. Basingstoke: Macmillan (main author, with Evi Girling and Richard Sparks).
1998 ’Crime and the Sense of One’s Place: Globalization, Restructuring and Insecurity in an English Town’ in V. Ruggerio, N. South and I. Taylor (eds) The New European Criminology: Crime and Social Order in Europe, pp. 304-22. London: Routledge (with Evi Girling and Richard Sparks).
’Criminology and the Public Sphere: Arguments for Utopian Realism’ in P. Walton and J. Young (eds) ’The New Criminology’ Revisited, pp. 190-212. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
As part of my initial contribution to the aims of WP1, I am currently conducting research for the following two working papers:
Policing European Insecurities
What insecurities pervade social relations and political life across Europe today? How are these insecurities produced and governed, and with what effects? In addressing these questions, this working paper has three aims: i) to describe the policing practices that have emerged, or been mobilized and empowered, across Europe in the aftermath of 9/11; ii) to dissect the official discourses and political rhetorics that have sought to ground the legitimacy of these practices; iii) to theorize the intersections between contemporary practices of securitization and questions of political identity and community in Europe, in both national and European settings. In seeking by these means to analyse the relations between security and political community, the paper seeks to connect the theoretical foci of WP1 with, especially, the concerns of WP2 with security bureaucracies and professionals, and those of WP11 with the management of risk and unease.
Key words: police, securitization, (fear of) crime, political legitimacy, citizenship.
Delivery: February 2006
Criminology and International Relations: Some Old and New Interfaces
The blurring of some once settled distinctions between internal/external security, war/crime, police/military poses some hard questions for the intellectual fields that have - largely in isolation, ignorant of each other’s concerns - crystallized around the problem of dis/order and control on the ‘inside’ (criminology) and on the ‘outside’ (international relations). In taking up these questions, I aim in this working paper, first, to recover some of the overlapping thematics that have structured these fields of enquiry; second, to identify their conceptual and substantive lacunae as frameworks for helping to make sense of contemporary security constellations; and third, to indicate how we might bring into dialogue and reconstruct these fields in ways that can advance critical social analysis of the dilemmas of European liberty and security. The paper contributes to the purposes of WP1 through an exploration of how the interface between criminology and IR might fruitfully be developed and extended.
Key words: Freedom, liberalism, illiberalism, securitization.
Delivery: June 2006