(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Air power as police power

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Politics and History, Brunel Univ., Uxbridge, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper makes a case for understanding air power through the lens of police. After first rethinking a key period in the history of air power (colonial bombing campaigns) as a police mechanism, the paper then moves to consider the impoverished conception of war and police in contemporary critical theory. The final section turns to perhaps the most pressing issue in current air power debates, namely drones, and suggests that a consideration of air power as police power helps us read drones as a continuation of the police logic inherent in air power since its inception


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 31, no4 [pp. 578-593]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/d19212

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