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The Killing ConsensusPolice, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil$
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Graham Denyer Willis

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520285705

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520285705.001.0001

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Sovereignty by Consensus

Sovereignty by Consensus

(p.3) Introduction Sovereignty by Consensus
The Killing Consensus

Graham Denyer Willis

University of California Press

A contextual discussion of the context and problem of violence in Sao Paulo as it relates to policing, organized crime, and the city in the contemporary period. We position the book vis-à-vis some theoretical considerations surrounding notions of the state, sovereignty, marginality, and police reform before providing a background on methodology, episteme, and research access for the present study.

Keywords:   policing, policing, sovereignty, marginality, urbanization, neoliberalism, organized crime, cities of the Global South, methodology, ethnography

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