The Politics of Market Reforms in Policing
For some time, public policing has been shielded from debates about privatisation and the greater involvement of the private sector. Recently, however, austerity measures, a maturing private security industry and changes in land-use and property ownership have created a climate in which the political terms of the debate have shifted dramatically in favour of greater marketization of public policing.
Developments in the UK have been marked by the absence of rigorous debate about the implications of and limits to greater private sector involvement in public policing. There has been an absence of systematic academic, practitioner and policy deliberation reflecting on insights from research, as well as comparative experiences across the globe.
At this first seminar the invited participants will discuss the politics of market reforms in policing.
10.30 – 11.00
11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 12.00
12.00 – 12.30
12.30 – 1.15
1.15 – 3.00
Roundtable: ‘The Politics of Market Reform in Policing’
Chair: Professor Tim Newburn, LSE
Professor Jennifer Brown, LSE
Rick Muir, IPPR
Martin Davis, London Communities Policing Partnership
John Shaw, G4S
3.00 – 3.30
Future Workings of the Series Core Group
For more information on the seminar series please visit the Markets in Policing projects page.
For details on visting LSE please see their website.