Business and Security: Public-Private Sector Relationships in a New Security Environment

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The private business sector suffered both directly and indirectly from the terrorist strikes of September 11th. Many business workers perished in the New York WOrld Trade Center, and the insurance, transport, and tourism industries were hard hit by the aftermath. Restrictions imposed in the name of security made business travel and the movement of goods more complicated. The private sector was called upon to support the fight against terrorism actively with tougher controls on money transfers and onthe export of dangerous materials and technologies. These events offered a striking case of the growing interdependence of the private and public sectors in takling present-day security challenges. The impact of the private sector, for good or ill, in areas of conflict has long been recognized. Private business is at the centre of the latest concerns over the vulnerability of crucial infrastructures, including energy supply. Systematic public-private sector consultation and partnership are needed to tackle these problems, but neither the principles nor comprehensive mechanisms for such cooperation have yet been identified. This book brings together reflections on general and specific aspects of public-private sector interaction, from a variety of experts in business, government, international organizations and the academic world. For completeness and balance, it also inquires into the costs of security and includes perspectives from Africa and the Arab World. It offers new reference material to help in the further exploration of this important subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199274505
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: A SIPRI Publication Series
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : business and security : public-private sector interface and interdependence at the turn of the 21st century 1
1 Security and the responsibilities of the public and private sectors 27
2 Public-private sector cooperation 33
3 What price values? 37
4 An international response to terrorism 47
5 Counter-terrorism measures undertaken under UN Security Council auspices 59
6 Strategic export controls and the private sector 76
7 The European Union : new threats and the problem of coherence 84
8 Banking in an international and European framework : the case of Liechtenstein 102
9 The resources and tactics of terrorism : a view from Russia 111
10 Business investment, humanitarian problems and conflict 121
11 Conflict diamonds : the De Beers Group and the Kimberley process 129
12 Oil and conflict : Lundin Petroleum's experience in Sudan 148
13 The role of humanitarian organizations : the case of the international committee of the Red Cross 161
14 The security of business : a view from the security industry 173
15 Survival planning for business : a view from Nokia 183
16 Defending against cyber terrorism : preserving the legitimate economy 187
17 The concept of critical infrastructure protection 197
18 Critical energy system infrastructure protection in Europe and the legitimate economy 210
19 The economic consequences of terrorism 219
20 A view from the League of Arab States 235
21 A view from Africa 242
Annex. A comment on immigration controls and education in the United States 255
Appendices 261
About the authors 315
Index 320
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