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Author Kuzmarov, Jeremy, 1979-
Title Modernizing repression : police training and nation building in the American century / Jeremy Kuzmarov.
Published Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  HV7903 .K89 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 384 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Culture, politics, and the cold war
Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-367) and index.
Contents The first operation phoenix: U.S. colonial policing in the Philippines and the blood of empire -- "Popping off" Sandinistas and Cacos: police training in occupied Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua -- "Their goal was nothing less than total knowledge": policing in occupied Japan and the rise of the national security doctrine -- "Law in whose name, order for whose benefit?" police training, "nation-building" and political repression in postcolonial South Korea -- "Free government cannot exist without safeguards against subversion": the clandestine cold war in Southeast Asia I -- The secret war in Laos and other Vietnam sideshows: the clandestine cold war in Southeast Asia II -- "As I recall the many tortures": Michigan State University, Operation Phoenix, and the making of a police state in south Vietnam -- Arming tyrants I: American police training and the postcolonial nightmare in Africa -- Arming tyrants II: police training and neocolonialism in the Mediterranean and Middle East -- The dark side of the alliance for progress: police training and state terror in Latin America during the Cold War.
Subject Police -- Political aspects -- History.
Police training -- Developing countries -- History.
Military planning -- United States -- History.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
ISBN 1558499172 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781558499171 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781558499164 (library cloth : alk. paper)
1558499164 (library cloth : alk. paper)
Standard # 40021126494
OCLC number 733731421