Mikkel Jarle Christensen publishes in Journal of Historical Sociology – University of Copenhagen

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12 September 2016

Mikkel Jarle Christensen publishes in Journal of Historical Sociology

Christensen publishes the article The Import/Export of Police Models: Danish 19th Century Police Reform between Elites of Revolution and Reaction in the Journal of Historical Sociology.

The article investigates the diffusion of police models in the 19th century taking the Danish import of the Metropolitan Police implemented in London in 1829 as its main object of analysis. Building on the sociological framework of Pierre Bourdieu, the focal point of the analysis is how an international police model was crafted by national elites who profited from the import of a specific form of policing. In the Danish context, the import and mutation of the English role model was closely related to a transformation of the national field of power as absolutism was formally disbanded but practically folded into a new constitutional monarchy in which conservative and liberal elites coexisted.

Mikkel Jarle Christensen is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts). He specializes in Legal Sociology, Sociology of Elites as well as International Prosecution.

The article is available here.