The Market for Force
The Consequences of Privatizing Security
By (author) Deborah D. Avant
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Market for Force by Deborah D. Avant
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9780521850261
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah D. Avant
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The first major study of 'global governors': the authorities who exercise power across borders for purposes of affecting policy.
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In this book Deborah Avant examines the privatization of security and its impact on the control of force.
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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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