The Resource Security beyond the state : private security in international politics, Rita Abrahamsen, Michael C. Williams

Security beyond the state : private security in international politics, Rita Abrahamsen, Michael C. Williams

Label
Security beyond the state : private security in international politics
Title
Security beyond the state
Title remainder
private security in international politics
Statement of responsibility
Rita Abrahamsen, Michael C. Williams
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Across the globe, from mega-cities to isolated resource enclaves, the provision and governance of security takes place within assemblages that are de-territorialized in terms of actors, technologies, norms and discourses. They are embedded in a complex transnational architecture, defying conventional distinctions between public and private, global and local. Drawing on theories of globalization and late modernity, along with insights from criminology, political science and sociology, Security beyond the State maps the emergence of the global private security sector and develops a novel analytical framework for understanding these global security assemblages. Through in-depth examinations of four African countries - Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa - it demonstrates how global security assemblages effect the distribution of social power, the dynamics of state stability, and the operations of the international political economy, with significant implications for who gets secured and how in a global era"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abrahamsen, Rita
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6005
LC item number
.A27 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Michael C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Security, International
  • Private security services
  • Sécurité internationale
  • Politique internationale
  • Sécurité publique
  • Privatisation
  • Etudes de cas
  • Private security services
  • Security, International
  • police privée
  • Afrique
Label
Security beyond the state : private security in international politics, Rita Abrahamsen, Michael C. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The untold story: the globalization of private security -- Late modernity and the rise of private security -- Power and governance: global assemblages and the security field -- Of oil and diamonds: global security assemblages in resource extraction -- Safer cities or cities of walls?: the politics of urban global security assemblages -- Security, politics, and global assemblages
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780521154253
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010035501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
3507709
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657270948
  • (OCoLC)ocn657270948
Label
Security beyond the state : private security in international politics, Rita Abrahamsen, Michael C. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The untold story: the globalization of private security -- Late modernity and the rise of private security -- Power and governance: global assemblages and the security field -- Of oil and diamonds: global security assemblages in resource extraction -- Safer cities or cities of walls?: the politics of urban global security assemblages -- Security, politics, and global assemblages
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780521154253
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010035501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
3507709
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657270948
  • (OCoLC)ocn657270948

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