Randi Gressgård: Plural policing and the safety–security nexus in urban governance.
Tuesday 17.2. 2014 @ UNI Rokkan centre Nygårdsgaten 5, Bergen (6 etg)
Based on a study of policy frames in urban politics in Sweden, Malmö in particular, this article discusses the safety–security nexus in urban governance. It argues that perceived safety figures as an index of order and integration, and security becomes part and parcel of an expanded cohesion agenda which chain-links criminal justice, immigration control and civic integration. The expanded cohesion agenda in urban governance involves plural urban policing enabled by partnership agreements between the police and local authorities.