Property and privatisation in RoboCop

  title={Property and privatisation in RoboCop},
  author={Michael Robertson},
  journal={International Journal of Law in Context},
  pages={217 - 235}
  • Michael Robertson
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Law
  • International Journal of Law in Context
The 1987 film RoboCop is not just a science fiction action story; it is also a critique of the neoliberal resurgence in law and politics at the end of the twentieth century. In particular it critiques the privatisation of police services, and the expansion of private property claims to cover a cyborg policeman, notwithstanding its human components. I connect the critique in the film with the broader academic literature dealing with the privatisation of police forces and the expansion of private… 

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