The Politics of Private Security: Regulation, Reform and Re-Legitimation

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byAdam White

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This is the first in-depth conceptual and empirical analysis of the political issues, processes and themes associated with private security provision and its growth in the postwar era, examining why private security has become so prominent, what its relationship to the state is and how it can be controlled.

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This is the first in-depth conceptual and empirical analysis of the political issues, processes and themes associated with private security provision and its growth in the postwar era, examining why private security has become so prominent, what its relationship to the state is and how it can be controlled.

ADAM WHITE is Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of York, UK. His research focuses on the governance of security, public policy and the changing nature of the state.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230242944

ISBN - 13:9780230242944

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Table of Contents

PART I: THEORY AND CONTEXT
Introduction
Structure, Agency and Security
PART II: THE POLITICS OF PRIVATE SECURITY IN BRITAIN
Emerging Agendas (1945-59)
The Regulation Debate (1960-69)
Parliamentary Pressure (1969-79)
The Neoliberal Experiments (1979-1996)
New Labour, New Legitimacy (1997-2001)
The Era of Regulation (2001-2010)
PART III: COMPARISONS AND CONCLUSIONS
Towards a New Social-Scientific Understanding
Bibliography