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Fighting the "Enemy Within": Australian Police and Internal Security in World War I

Beaumont, Joan

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During World War I an extensive security state developed in Australia, consisting of police forces at the state level, intelligence branches within the defence forces, federal surveillance organizations and a Commonwealth (federal) police force. World War I not only depleted the numbers of qualified personnel in the state police forces but also required them to pay an active role in the internment of ‘enemy aliens’, the suppression of political dissent and the maintenance of civic order during...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBeaumont, Joan
dc.contributor.editorJonas Campion
dc.contributor.editorLaurent Lopez
dc.contributor.editorGuillaume Payen
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-25T00:52:51Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-030-26101-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/205517
dc.description.abstractDuring World War I an extensive security state developed in Australia, consisting of police forces at the state level, intelligence branches within the defence forces, federal surveillance organizations and a Commonwealth (federal) police force. World War I not only depleted the numbers of qualified personnel in the state police forces but also required them to pay an active role in the internment of ‘enemy aliens’, the suppression of political dissent and the maintenance of civic order during deeply divisive public debates about conscription. Given Australia’s convict past and anti-authoritarian political culture, police had already faced reputational issues. The war almost certainly fuelled this traditional distrust, given the police’s close, if unavoidable, association with a wartime government that used its emergency powers in an increasingly repressive manner.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan
dc.relation.ispartofWorld Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
dc.relation.isversionof1 Edition
dc.rights© 2019 The Authors
dc.source.urihttps://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/14383
dc.titleFighting the "Enemy Within": Australian Police and Internal Security in World War I
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5412248xPUB143
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/14383
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBeaumont, Joan, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage211
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage226
local.identifier.doi10.1007%2F978-3-030-26102-3
local.identifier.absseo970121 - Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
dc.date.updated2020-01-19T07:33:23Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationSwitzerland
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