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George S. Rigakos

Professor of the Political Economy of Policing

Degrees:B.A. (Toronto), B.Soc.Sc. (Ottawa), M.A. (Simon Fraser), Ph.D. (York)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3683
Office:C575 LA (Loeb Building)

Current Research

Pacification; Anti-security; The political economy of public and private policing; The increasing role of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in local governance and security; Nightclubs as spectacles of risk, insecurity and consumption in late capitalism; Mutualism; cooperative production.


George Rigakos is also head of the Editorial Collective for Red Quill Books, a new peer-reviewed publishing house committed to the support of radical political economy, sociology, criminology, legal studies and social science research. See:

Teaching Interests

Policing and social surveillance; Critical criminology; Social control; Political Economy.


Kevin Brunet – MA – The Rise of Social Media and the Tension Between Police, Politicians and Bureaucrats in Democratic Societies