Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

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Private actors are increasingly taking on roles traditionally arrogated to the state. Both in the industrialized North and the developing South, functions essential to external and internal security and to the satisfaction of basic human needs are routinely contracted out to non-state agents. In the area of privatization of security functions, attention by academics and policy makers tends to focus on the activities of private military and security companies, especially in the context of armed conflicts, and their impact on ...

Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199574124

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