(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Territorial tactics : the socio-spatial significance of private policing strategies in Cape Town

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PAASCHE T.F. (1) ; YARWOOD R. (2) ; SIDAWAY J.D. (3) ;
(1) Soran Univ., Soran City, IRAQ
(2) School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Plymouth, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore, SINGAPOUR


Drawing on empirical research in Cape Town this paper examines how demarcated territories become key subjects in private policing. Private security companies are responsible for a relatively small section of the city, while in contrast the public police ultimately have to see city space as a whole. Hence, private policing strategy becomes one of displacement, especially of so-called undesirables yielding a patchworked publicspace associated with private enclaves of consumption. The conclusions signal the historical resonances and comparative implications of these political–legal–security dynamics


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no8 [pp. 1559-1575]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 carte, 1 phot.



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