The Market for Force: The Consequences of Privatizing Security

The Market for Force: The Consequences of Privatizing Security

by Deborah D. Avant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521615356

ISBN-13: 9780521615358

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The flourishing role of the private sector in security management over the last twenty years has challenged state control of the legitimate use of force. 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…  See more details below

Overview

The flourishing role of the private sector in security management over the last twenty years has challenged state control of the legitimate use of force. 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 organizations and commercial transnational corporations. Avant also charts the inevitable trade-offs that the market for force imposes on the states, firms and people wishing to control it, and suggests a new way to think about the control of force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521615358
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Private security and the control of force40
3State capacity and contracting for security81
4Dilemmas in state regulation of private security exports143
5Private financing for security and the control of force178
6Market mechanisms and the diffusion of control over force219
7Conclusion253

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