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Seminar om storbyernes vold og ordensmagtens metoder

Seminar om "Global perspectives on policing cities" med udgangspunkt i storbyernes vold og kriminalitet og generelle usikkerhed for indbyggerne i mange lande 


Fredag, 23. juni 2017 -
14:00 til 16:45


DIIS ∙ Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, auditoriet, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51 A (nær Nordhavn S-station) Østerbro, København

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Friday 23 June 2017 at 12.00 noon. Livestream does not require registration.

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More than half of the world’s population now live in cities, and urban centers will absorb almost all population growth in the coming decades.

As a consequence of the growing size and density combined with stronger inequality, cities have become sites of intensified insecurity and violence. This development has caught the attention of academics and policy-makers alike and will only grow in the coming years.

In the city, a multitude of actors makes claims to the policing of urban violence. With this seminar, we discuss what role the state police play in urban policing across the global North and the global South.

With participation from Danish and international scholars, this seminar focuses on how police forces in Denmark, the Philippines, the Netherlands and Mozambique respond to and are implicated in urban violence in, for instance, the contexts of the war on drugs and the policing of radicalization.

It explores the strategies and criteria that the police put in place and how they perceive their role as the state’s most important instrument in establishing and maintaining particular political, social and moral orders.

This seminar is co-organized with the Danish Institute against Torture (DIGNITY).



Steffen Jensen, Professor, Aalborg University & Senior Researcher, DIGNITY

Helene Maria Kyed, Senior Researcher, DIIS

Mette-Louise Johansen, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University

Paul Mutsaers, Postdoc, Tillburg School of Humanities

Maya Mynster Christensen, Postdoc, DIGNITY

Peter Albrecht, Senior Researcher, DIIS








Maya Mynster Christensen
Peter Albrecht




The Anthropology of Police: why do we need it?


Paul Mutsaers




Inside the police stations in Maputo: between legality and legitimacy


Helene Maria Kyed




Policing radicalization in Denmark


Mette-Louise Johansen




Police violence and corruption in the Philippines: violent exchange and the war on drugs


Steffen Jensen













Practical information


The seminar will be conducted in English and livestreamed on diis.dk