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
Creator
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"--
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.28/9
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6005
LC item number
.A27 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Security beyond the state : private security in international politics, Rita Abrahamsen, Michael C. Williams
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The untold story: the globalization of private security; 2. Late modernity and the rise of private security; 3. Power and governance: global assemblages and the security field; 4. Of oil and diamonds: global security assemblages in resource extraction; 5. Safer cities or cities of walls? The politics of urban global security assemblages; 6. Security, politics, and global assemblages
Control code
ocn699487875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511992469
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25081743
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699487875
  • sks9780511988677

Library Locations

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