This page lists all books authored or edited by Mathieu Deflem.
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Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame: The Rise of a Pop Star in an Age of Celebrity.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
This book offers an investigation of the rise to fame of global pop sensation Lady Gaga. The study’s framework is situated at the intersection of the sociology of popular culture and music and the sociology of fame and celebrity to examine the origins of Lady Gaga's fame against the background of important transformations and a general decline of the popular music industry in recent years. 

The Policing of Terrorism: Organizational and Global Perspectives.
New York: Routledge, 2010. Available as pdf.
This book offers an analysis of the policing of terrorism in various contexts, with an emphasis on developments since September 11, 2001. The study shows that modern counter-terrorist police efforts are conducted on the basis of professional standards regarding the means and objectives of counter-terrorism, existing alongside of other counterterrorism efforts. 

反恐警务:组织视角与全球视野 平装. Beijing, China: Chinese People’s Public Security
University Press, 2015.
Chinese translation of The Policing of Terrorism.
反恐警务:组织视角与全球视野 共分四编十个章节,各个章节讲述的内容分别是:第一章恐怖主义与反恐怖主义的犯罪学视角;第二章反恐警务理论要略;第三章反恐的政策与法律;第四章国土安全——联邦执法机构的作用;第五章城市与反恐——地方执法机构的作用;第六章反恐警务国际视野;第七章世界反恐警务.

Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Available as pdf.
This book reviews the history and systematics of the sociology of law on the basis of a discussion of the major accomplishments in this sociological specialty. Drawing together both theoretical and empirical themes, the work reveals the value of the ways in which sociologists study the social structures and processes of law.

Hukuk Sosyolojisi. Ankara, Turkey: Liberte Yayinlari, 2019.
Turkish translation of Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition.
Elinizdeki kitap hukuk sosyolojisi alanında kaleme alınmış en kapsamlı eserlerden biridir. Kitabın yazarı Mathieu Deflem, hukuk sosyolojisi alanında yapmış olduğu çalışmalarla öne çıkmış bir akademisyendir. Kitap gerek sosyoloji bölümleri, gerekse hukuk fakülteleri için kullanışlı bir kaynak olma işlevini yerine getirebilecek nitelikleri haizdir.

法社会学讲义:学术脉络与理论体系 (平装). Peking University Press, 2010.
Chinese translation of Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition.
Includes: "Sociology of Law: Prologue to the Chinese Edition (法社会学讲义:学术脉络与理论体系 (平装))." This prologue is unique to the Chinese edition. It discusses the writing of this book and relates its themes pertinent to Chinese law and Chinese sociology of law. Available in both English original and Chinese versions.

Policing World Society: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2002. Available as pdf.
This book offers a sociological analysis of the history of international police cooperation from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II. It develops and applies a theoretical model of bureaucratization and police independence from politics based on the sociology of Max Weber. The emphasis in the analysis is on the development of criminal police cooperation with German and U.S. participation.

世界警学名著译丛:警务全球化·国际警务合作的历史基础. Nanjing University Press, 2013.
Chinese translation of Policing World Society. 


Methods of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research (co-edited with Derek Silva). Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2019.

The eleven chapters in this book discuss a variety of issues of methodological significance in research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice studies. The authors demonstrate, from their various perspectives, the methodological maturity and diversity of current empirical research in criminology and criminal justice in a number of areas.
Includes: Introduction: Measuring Crime and Criminal Justice

The Handbook of Social Control. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.

This handbook provides an overview of selected aspects of social control to offer an overview of the most important perspectives and dimensions of social control today. The chapters of this handbook reflect the theoretical and methodological diversity that exists in the study of social control and are likewise usefully diverse in terms of thematic scope. 
Includes: Introduction: Social Control Today; and Policing Terrorism.

Homicide and Violent Crime. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2018.

The chapters in this volume address a variety of aspects of law and law-related phenomena in connection with social and cultural issues of race and ethnicity. These themes are important in view of the changing yet enduring relevance of racial and ethnic concerns in many dimensions of modern law, even in today’s multi-cultural and/or post-racial context. 
Includes: Introduction: Studying of Violence and Killing

Race, Ethnicity, and Law. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2017.

The chapters in this volume address a variety of aspects of law and law-related phenomena in connection with social and cultural issues of race and ethnicity. These themes are important in view of the changing yet enduring relevance of racial and ethnic concerns in many dimensions of modern law, even in today’s multi-cultural and/or post-racial context. 
Includes: Introduction: The Laws of Race, Ethnicity, and Law

The Politics of Policing: Between Force and Legitimacy. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2016.

This volume addresses issues of policing with a focus on the characteristics of police power as a coercive force, one the one hand, and the need for legitimacy in a democratic social order, on the other. The book brings together a variety of scholars to discuss important topics concerning police and policing in society today.
Includes: Introduction: The Perpetual Politics of Policing

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2015. 
This book contains chapters dealing with a variety of issues related to terrorism and counterterrorism and the study thereof, especially in relation to crime, criminal justice, law, and social control. The perspectives and analyses of the book are more than timely some fifteen years after the events of September 11 2001. 
Includes: Introduction: The Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today

This volume deals with various aspects of punishment, especially concerning incarceration and prison conditions, in a variety of countries. Analysis specifically focuses on Italy, Turkey, England and Wales, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, the United States of America, South Africa, Japan, and Hong Kong. 
Includes: Introduction: The Prison World

Music and Law. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2013. 
Legal issues posed by music as a form of artistic expression have today become more urgent to be addressed than ever before. The chapters in this volume deal with a multitude of legal issues of music, including copyright violations, normative frameworks to address piracy and other forms of deviance, prison iconography in pop music, and revealing of the nexus between the legal and the artistic.
Includes: Introduction: The Laws of Music

Disasters, Hazards, and Law. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2012.
This collection offers social-science perspectives on various legal aspects of disasters and hazards. Especially focused on are several well-publicized and momentous disasters in recent decades, among them hurricanes Katrina and Irene in the United States, the 2010 BP oil spill, and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. 
Includes: Introduction: Disasters and Hazards in Socio-Legal Studies (pp. ix-xii).

Economic Crisis and Crime. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2011.
This volume addresses issues related to economic crisis and a range of problems related to economic life. The chapters tackle criminologically relevant questions in connection with crime/deviance and/or the control thereof, on the basis of an analysis of any aspect of economic life, in general, and economic crisis, in particular.
Includes: Introduction: Criminological Perspectives of the Crisis.

社會學家何為? Peking University Press, 2010. 
Chinese edition of Sociologists in a Global Age.
本書介紹了世界各地一些成名社會學家的成長經歷 (包括成長背景、求學、思考、研究等),有助於讀者朋友瞭解真正的社會學研究是怎樣做的、國外社會學系是怎樣訓練學生的、如何在學術研究中體現社會學與社會的血肉聯繫,培養自己的"社會學的想像力". 译者:张倩 刘阳 编者

Popular Culture, Crime, and Social Control. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2010. Available as pdf.
This volume draws together scholars discussing a variety of issues involved with the presentation of crime and crime control in a number of different forms of popular culture, such as music, movies, television, and cartoons.
Includes: Introduction: The Criminology of Popular Culture.

Surveillance and Governance: Crime Control and Beyond. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2008.
Available as pdf.
Drawn from several quarters of the world, the expert social-science contributors to this volume testify to the increasing relevance of surveillance and governance across social institutions and in many areas of the world. 
Includes: Introduction: An Eye on Surveillance and Governance.

哈贝马斯、现代性与法. Tsinghua University Press 2008.
Chinese edition of Habermas, Modernity and Law.

Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives. Aldershot, UK:
Ashgate Publishing, 2007. Available as pdf.
This volume includes autobiographies by: Martin Albrow, Karin Knorr Cetina, Diane E. Davis, Pierpaolo Donati, Leon Grunberg, Horst J. Helle, Eiko Ikegami, Tiankui Jing, Hyun-Chin Lim, Ewa Morawska, Richard Münch, Saskia Sassen, Joachim J. Savelsberg, Piotr Sztompka, Edward A. Tiryakian and Ruut Veenhoven. 
Includes: Introduction: Sociologists in a Global Age

Sociological Theory and Criminological Research: Views from Europe and the United States. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006. Available as pdf.
The contributors to this volume highlight the value of sociological theorizing for various strands in criminological research. This volume addresses theoretical issues in criminology both in the US and in Europe.  
Includes: Introduction: The Bearing of Sociological Theory on Criminological Research

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Criminological Perspectives. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004. Available as pdf.
This book presents criminological investigations of terrorism and counter-terrorism from various social-science viewpoints, with a special concern for crime and its control. Published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance.
Includes: Towards a Criminological Sociology of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Habermas, Modernity and Law. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1996.
Includes a postscript by Jürgen Habermas. Available as pdf.
The authors in this book integrate a broad range of Jürgen Habermas's writings with his recent thoughts and theses on the place of the law in contemporary theory. Habermas himself contributes a postscript. Available in pdf format! 
Includes: Introduction: Law in Habermas’s Theory of Communicative Action.

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