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Policing America's empire : the United States, the Philippines, and the rise of the surveillance state

Author: Alfred W McCoy
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2009.
Series: New perspectives in Southeast Asian studies.
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At the dawn of the 20th century, the US Army swiftly occupied Manila and then plunged into a decade-long pacification campaign with striking parallels to war in Iraq. This book shows how this  Read more...

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McCoy, Alfred W.
Policing America's empire.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009010253
(OCoLC)316327170
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred W McCoy
ISBN: 9780299234133 0299234134
OCLC Number: 550642875
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 659 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Capillaries of empire --
Colonial coercion --
Surveillance and scandal --
Paramilitary pacification --
Constabulary covert operations --
Policing the tribal zone --
American police in Manila --
The Conley Case --
President Wilson's surveillance state --
President Quezon's Commonwealth --
Philippine republic --
Martial law terror --
Unsheathing the sword --
Ramos's supercops --
Estrada's racketeering --
Extrajudicial executions --
Crucibles of counterinsurgency.
Series Title: New perspectives in Southeast Asian studies.
Responsibility: Alfred W. McCoy.

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