Market for Force by Deborah D. Avant
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Market for Force
By Deborah D. Avant

The Market for Force

The Consequences of Privatizing Security

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Market for Force by Deborah D. Avant

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The 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521615358
ISBN-10: 0521615356
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Deborah D. Avant

Deborah D. Avant is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Global and International Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She is the author of Political Institutions and Military Change: Lessons From Peripheral Wars (1994) and of numerous articles.

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