Gendarmeries, territorial control and State reinforcement at the ends of world wars (Belgium, France and The Netherlands, 1914-1950)

Abstract : Present in many European countries, the ‘gendarmerie’ institution is a powerful and regal tool to control territories, population and to strengthen the central authority. The twentieth century’s two world wars represent decisive moments for understanding the modes of regulation implemented by the gendarmeries. Our ambition is to question the impact of the two world wars on the modes of control over territories and persons, for the Belgian and French gendarmeries and the Dutch Koninklijke Marechaussee. By this way, we analyze the relationships between the State and the police institutions. We thus shed light on evolutions in ‘gendarmic systems’, at once from a regional, national and transnational perspective during the first half of a twentieth century marked by two major crises.
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Jonas Campion. Gendarmeries, territorial control and State reinforcement at the ends of world wars (Belgium, France and The Netherlands, 1914-1950). European Review of History, 2015, 22 (2015) (3), pp.451-467. ⟨hal-01836782⟩

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