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Title: Civilizing the police(man) : police reform, culture and practice in Lisbon, c.1860-1910
Author: Gonçalves, Cândido Gonçalo Rocha
ISNI:       0000 0004 2746 2213
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2013
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The uniformed policeman patrolling the streets twenty-four hours a day is one of the most significant symbols of the emergence of modern urban societies. The importance of this figure resides on what it can tell us about the political, social and cultural transformation of the state itself and the ways in which it interacted with the people. This thesis examines police reform, police culture and policing practices in the main Portuguese urban centre, the capital Lisbon, during the second half of the nineteenth century until the aftermath of the Republican revolution of 1910. Placing the main focus on the process of organisational shaping - that is, in the myriad of interactions and relationships established within the police itself and with others - the thesis also surveys the evolution of public safety policies and how the police interacted with the population in this essential period of Portuguese contemporary history.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral