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020 _a9780521615358
082 _a363.289
100 _aAvant, Deborah D
245 _aThe market for force: the consequences of privatizing security
_cAvant, Deborah D.
260 _aCambridge
_bCambridge University Press
300 _axiv, 310 p.
365 _bINR 995.00
520 _aThe legitimate use of force is generally presumed to be the realm of the state. However, the flourishing role of the private sector in security over the last twenty years has brought this into question. In this book Deborah Avant examines the privatization of security and its impact on the control of force. She describes the growth of private security companies, explains how the industry works, and describes its range of customers - including states, non-government organisations and commercial transnational corporations. She charts the inevitable trade-offs that the market for force imposes on the states, firms and people wishing to control it, suggests a new way to think about the control of force, and offers a model of institutional analysis that draws on both economic and sociological reasoning. The book contains case studies drawn from the US and Europe as well as Africa and the Middle East.
650 _aPrivate security services
650 _aPolice - Contracting out
650 _aMercenary troops
650 _aInternal security
650 _aNational security
650 _aContracting out
942 _cBK
952 _w2010-04-19
_DHimanshu Book Co.
_MProf. Sebastian Morris
_o363.289 A9M2
999 _c160507