policing, but above all one that aims to protect people of all faiths and nationalities, in every region, as well as the global commons generally. This will require a massive effort to create a new form of global political legitimacy, one which does not credit the self-interested, partial, selective and insensitive practices of institutions that have long since parted company with the general interests of global civil society. Above all, the project of global governance will require an acknowledgement that the ethical and justice issues posed by the global polarisation of wealth and power need to be resolved. Those who are poor and vulnerable because they are locked into geo-political situations which have neglected their economic, social and political claims for generations will always provide fertile grounds for the recruitment of criminals and terrorists. In order that transnational policing does not become a mere protection racket, the project of global governance must open up to include the principles of social justice, which must also include an awareness of new welfare and environmental rules and conditions. Echoing Robert Reiner (2000: xi), and updating him for the transnational age, it is possible to say that, to the extent that the underlying global culture and political economy provides meaningful and rewarding lives, social conflict and crime are diminished. Only then can police agents, transnational and otherwise, realise their highest ideals and appear as 'knights errant'. At the heart of the project of global governance, including perhaps especially the governance of crime, must lie a concern with justice and legitimacy predicated on the values of multi-culturalism, human rights, the rule of law and respect for the environment. Everyone, in every country has a role to play in policing the transnational world order. It cannot be left to the experts alone. A new global project aimed at justice and peace has to displace the practices of the protection racketeers who promise security, but merely compound collective insecurity in order that they may better profit from it.