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Policing Islam [electronic resource] : the British occupation of Egypt and the Anglo-Egyptian struggle over control of the police, 1882-1914 / Harold Tollefson.

By: Tollefson, Harold, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in comparative colonial studies: no. 38.Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 200 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313371271 (electronic bk.); 031337127X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Police -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century | Police -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century | Police -- Political activity -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century | Police -- Political activity -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century | Egypt -- History -- British occupation, 1882-1936 | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement | Politie | Koloniaal bestuur | Imperialismus | �Agypten | Gro�britannien | Geschichte 1882-1914Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Policing Islam.DDC classification: 363.2/0962 Other classification: 15.80 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Introduction; 1. The British Occupation and Police Reforms, 1882-1884; 2. Partial Turkification, Decentralization, and Retrogression in the Egyptian Police, 1884-1889; 3. Indianization and the Egyptian Police and Ghaffirs, 1889-1892; 4. The British Takeover of the Ministry of the Interior and the Triumph of Liberal Imperialism, 1892-1896; 5. Brief Heyday and Decline of the Police Reorganization, 1896-1907; 6. Liberalization and Repression under Gorst, 1907-1911.
Summary: The role of the police force was central in the politics and social life of Egypt during the British occupation between 1882 and 1914. Egyptians initially resisted British encroachment into the sphere of autonomy that had been reserved to them in police matters. However, preferring indirect rule to overt manifestations of power that would be signified by the use of the army, the British used the issue of reform to tighten their hold on Egypt by means of the police. This study applies modern criminological theory to examine the attendant political repression, torture, corruption, and rising cri.
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Preface; Introduction; 1. The British Occupation and Police Reforms, 1882-1884; 2. Partial Turkification, Decentralization, and Retrogression in the Egyptian Police, 1884-1889; 3. Indianization and the Egyptian Police and Ghaffirs, 1889-1892; 4. The British Takeover of the Ministry of the Interior and the Triumph of Liberal Imperialism, 1892-1896; 5. Brief Heyday and Decline of the Police Reorganization, 1896-1907; 6. Liberalization and Repression under Gorst, 1907-1911.

The role of the police force was central in the politics and social life of Egypt during the British occupation between 1882 and 1914. Egyptians initially resisted British encroachment into the sphere of autonomy that had been reserved to them in police matters. However, preferring indirect rule to overt manifestations of power that would be signified by the use of the army, the British used the issue of reform to tighten their hold on Egypt by means of the police. This study applies modern criminological theory to examine the attendant political repression, torture, corruption, and rising cri.

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