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Security Beyond the State

Security Beyond the State

Private Security in International Politics

  • Author: Rita Abrahamsen,Michael C. Williams
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139493124
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Across the globe, from mega-cities to isolated resource enclaves, the provision and governance of security takes place within assemblages that are de-territorialized in terms of actors, technologies, norms and discourses. They are embedded in a complex transnational architecture, defying conventional distinctions between public and private, global and local. Drawing on theories of globalization and late modernity, along with insights from criminology, political science and sociology, Security Beyond the State maps the emergence of the global private security sector and develops a novel analytical framework for understanding these global security assemblages. Through in-depth examinations of four African countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa – it demonstrates how global security assemblages affect the distribution of social power, the dynamics of state stability, and the operations of the international political economy, with significant implications for who gets secured and how in a global era.

Handbuch Sicherheitsgefahren

Handbuch Sicherheitsgefahren

  • Author: Thomas Jäger
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3658027533
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 537
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Die potenziellen Sicherheitsgefahren für Staaten und deren Bürgerinnen und Bürger erstrecken sich über ein weites Gebiet: Sie reichen von Staatszerfall und asymmetrischen Kriegen über Ernährungssicherung bis hin zu Ressourcenkonflikten, Organisierter Kriminalität und Lebensmittelsicherheit. Dieses Handbuch trägt die verschiedenen Arten von Sicherheitsgefahren systematisch zusammen, bündelt die unterschiedlichen Diskussionsstränge zum Thema und unterbaut diese theoretisch sowie empirisch.

Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies

Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies

  • Author: Rita Abrahamsen,Anna Leander
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317914325
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of current research on private security and military companies, comprising essays by leading scholars from around the world. The increasing privatization of security across the globe has been the subject of much debate and controversy, inciting fears of private warfare and even the collapse of the state. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the range of issues raised by contemporary security privatization, offering both a survey of the numerous roles performed by private actors and an analysis of their implications and effects. Ranging from the mundane to the spectacular, from secretive intelligence gathering and neighbourhood surveillance to piracy control and warfare, this Handbook shows how private actors are involved in both domestic and international security provision and governance. It places this involvement in historical perspective, and demonstrates how the impact of security privatization goes well beyond the security field to influence diverse social, economic and political relationships and institutions. Finally, this volume analyses the evolving regulation of the global private security sector. Seeking to overcome the disciplinary boundaries that have plagued the study of private security, the Handbook promotes an interdisciplinary approach and contains contributions from a range of disciplines, including international relations, politics, criminology, law, sociology, geography and anthropology. This book will be of much interest to students of private security companies, global governance, military studies, security studies and IR in general.

Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change

Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change

The Asia-Pacific Experience

  • Author: L. Anceschi,J. Symons
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230355366
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 299
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Leading scholars assess the transformations in energy security policy that flow from recognition of global climate change. They explore through case studies the key policy responses formulated in the Asia-Pacific and identify potential synergies between energy policy and climate mitigation efforts.

Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity

Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity

  • Author: Jan Froestad,Clifford Shearing
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466595531
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 257
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The security governance of South Africa has faced immense challenges amid post-apartheid constitutional and political transformations. In many cases, policing and governmental organizations have failed to provide security and other services to the poorest inhabitants. Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity explores an experiment that took place in Zwelethemba—located in South Africa’s Western Cape Province—to establish legitimate and effective nonstate security governance within poor urban settlements. There has been, and continues to be, much reticence to endorsing private forms of security governance that operate outside of state institutions within local communities. Those initiatives have often led to situations where force is used illegally and punishment is dispensed arbitrarily and brutally. This book explores the extent to which this model of mobilizing local knowledge and capacity was able to effectively achieve justice, democracy, accountability, and development in this region. Whenever possible, the book includes raw data and a thorough analysis of existing information on security governance. Examining this case and its outcome, the authors provide a theoretical analysis of the model used and present a series of design principles for future applications in local security governance. The book concludes that poor communities are a significant source of untapped resources that can, under certain conditions, be mobilized to significantly enhance safety. This volume is an important examination of experimental models and a presentation of new groundbreaking theory on engaging the local community in solving security governance problems.

The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation

The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation

Fashioning Method out of Mayhem

  • Author: A. Svendsen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137269367
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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An insightful exploration of intelligence cooperation (officially known as liaison), including its international dimensions. This book offers a distinct understanding of this process, valuable to those involved in critical information flows, such as intelligence, risk, crisis and emergency managers.

International Security Studies

International Security Studies

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Peter Hough,Shahin Malik,Andrew Moran,Bruce Pilbeam
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317811763
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 492
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This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject of security studies, with a strong emphasis on the use of case studies. In addition to presenting the major theoretical perspectives, the book examines a range of important and controversial topics in modern debates, covering both traditional military and non-military security issues, such as proliferation, humanitarian intervention, food security and environmental security. Unlike most standard textbooks, the volume also offers a wide range of case studies – including chapters on the USA, China, the Middle East, Russia, Africa, the Arctic, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America – providing detailed analyses of important global security issues. The 34 chapters contain pedagogical features such as textboxes, summary points and recommended further reading and are divided into five thematic sections: Conceptual and Theoretical Military Security Non-Military Security Institutions and Security Case Studies This textbook will be essential reading for all students of security studies and highly recommended for students of critical security studies, human security, peace and conflict studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

North America's Soft Security Threats and Multilateral Governance

North America's Soft Security Threats and Multilateral Governance

A Post-Westphalian Pathway

  • Author: I. Hussain,J. Schiavon
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137349891
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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The authors use multilateral security governance theory to propose mutual persuasion, institution-building, incorporation of non-state actors into multilateral strategies, collective action, and multilateral governance as a strategy for modern Mexico.

Blackwater

Blackwater

Der Aufstieg der mächtigsten Privatarmee der Welt

  • Author: Jeremy Scahill
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 3888978548
  • Category: History
  • Page: 351
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Kaum jemand hatte von der Firma Blackwater gehört, als am 16. September 2007 im Irak 17 Zivilisten erschossen wurden – von einem Söldnertrupp. Schnell stellte sich heraus, dass sie zu einer Art Privatarmee gehörten, die im Irak und anderswo für die USA Krieg führt, unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit und immun gegen Strafverfolgung. Blackwater: die mächtigste militärische Dienst­leis­tungsfirma der Welt. Ihr Gründer Erik Prince, Multimillionär und christlicher Fundamentalist, hat beste Kontakte zur Regierung. Und erkennt nach dem 11. September 2001, wie viel Geld sich mit dem »Outsourcing« militärischer Leistungen verdienen lässt: Bushs »Krieg gegen den Terror« ist die Steilvorlage für den kometenhaften Aufstieg der Firma. Blackwaters Elitesoldaten schützen US-Politiker und Geschäftsleute im Irak – gegen ein Gehalt, von dem GIs nur träumen können. Blackwater kann bei Bedarf Truppen und eine Flugzeugflotte zur Verfügung stellen, groß genug, Regierungen zu stürzen. Blackwaters Söldner bewachen Öl-Pipelines, seine »Sicherheitskräfte« patrouillierten nach Katrina in den Straßen von New Orleans. Doch erst jetzt fällt dem US-Kongress auf, dass die martialischen Rambos keinerlei parlamentarischer Kontrolle, keiner Gerichtsbarkeit unterliegen. Mit seiner glänzend recherchierten Geschichte der Firma Blackwater zeigt Jeremy Scahill überzeugend auf, welche Gefahren der Demokratie drohen, wenn die Regierung ihr Gewaltmonopol privatisiert.

Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

  • Author: Maya Eichler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199364370
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 286
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"For two hundred years the provision of military security has been a central and defining function of the modern nation-state. The increasing reliance on private military and security companies in contemporary conflict marks a fundamental transformation in the organization of military violence, and it raises issues of accountability and ethics that are of particular concern to feminists. This privatization of force not only enables states to circumvent citizens' democratic control over questions of war and peace, but also undermines the claims for greater inclusion in the military sphere made by women and minority groups over the past decades. Gender and Private Security in Global Politics brings together key scholars in the emerging research area of "critical gender studies in private security." These scholars contend that the privatization of military security is a deeply gendered process, with gendered underpinnings and effects. Consequently, they employ a variety of feminist perspectives, including critical, postcolonial, poststructuralist, and queer feminist perspectives, as well as a wide range of methodological approaches such as ethnography, participant-observation, genealogy, and discourse analysis, in order to consider answers to questions about how to reform and regulate private forces"--

Realism Reconsidered

Realism Reconsidered

The Legacy of Hans Morgenthau in International Relations

  • Author: Michael Williams
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199288615
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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Realism remains the most important and controversial vision of international politics. But what does it mean to be a realist? This collection addresses this key question by returning to the thinking of perhaps the most influential realist of modern times: Hans J. Morgenthau. In analyses of issues ranging from political philosophy, to international law, to the impact of nuclear weapons and the challenges of American foreign policy, the authors demonstrate that Morgenthau's thinkingexemplifies a rich realist tradition that is often lacking in contemporary analyses of international relations and foreign policy. At a time when realism is once again at the centre of both scholarly and political debates, this book shows that the legacy of classical realism can enrich ourunderstanding of world politics and contribute to its future direction.

Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century

Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century

  • Author: S. Cornelissen,F. Cheru,T. Shaw
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230355749
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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This book examines key emergent trends related to aspects of power, sovereignty, conflict, peace, development, and changing social dynamics in the African context. It challenges conventional IR precepts of authority, politics and society, which have proven to be so inadequate in explaining African processes. Rather, this edited collection analyses the significance of many of the uncharted dimensions of Africa's international relations, such as the respatialisation of African societies through migration, and the impacts this process has had on state power; the various ways in which both formal and informal authority and economies are practised; and the dynamics and impacts of new transnational social movements on African politics. Finally, attention is paid to Africa's place in a shifting global order, and the implications for African international relations of the emergence of new world powers and/or alliances. This edition includes a new preface by the editors, which brings the findings of the book up-to-date, and analyses the changes that are likely to impact upon global governance and human development in policy and practice in Africa and the wider world post-2015.

Die ohnmächtige Supermacht

Die ohnmächtige Supermacht

warum die USA die Welt nicht regieren können

  • Author: Michael Mann
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783593373133
  • Category: Imperialism
  • Page: 357
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Geschlechterpolitische Strategien

Geschlechterpolitische Strategien

Transformationen von Staatlichkeit als politisch gestaltbarer Prozess

  • Author: Marion Löffler
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593396580
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 183
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Im Fokus der Forschung stehen Phänomene wie die Regionalisierung und Privatisierung von Staatstätigkeiten, also der Abbau staatlicher Infrastrukturen. Gelten Staaten nicht mehr als Zentren politischer Macht, können sie auch keine Adressaten feministischer Politik sein. Mithilfe staatstheoretischer Überlegungen Bourdieus, Foucaults und Walbys greift Marion Löffler in die Debatten der Gegenwart ein. Sie konzipiert Staatlichkeit als unabgeschlossenen und unabschließbaren Prozess mit dem Ergebnis: Staaten sind und bleiben Akteure emanzipatorischer und auch antiemanzipatorischer Geschlechterpolitiken.

Identität

Identität

Wie der Verlust der Würde unsere Demokratie gefährdet

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
  • ISBN: 3455005292
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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In den letzten zehn Jahren ist die Anzahl der demokratischen Staaten weltweit erschreckend schnell zurückgegangen. Erleben wir gerade das Ende der liberalen Demokratie? Der US-amerikanische Politikwissenschaftler Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Weltbestsellers Das Ende der Geschichte, sucht in seinem neuen Buch nach den Gründen, warum sich immer mehr Menschen antidemokratischen Strömungen zuwenden und den Liberalismus ablehnen. Er zeigt, warum die Politik der Stunde geprägt ist von Nationalismus und Wut, welche Rolle linke und recht Parteien bei dieser Entwicklung spielen, und was wir tun können, um unsere gesellschaftliche Identität und damit die liberale Demokratie wieder zu beleben. »Intelligent und klar – wir brauchen mehr Denker, die so weise sind wie Fukuyama.« THE NEW YORK TIMES »Einer der bedeutendsten Politikwissenschaftler der westlichen Welt.« DIE WELT

Corporate Soldiers

Corporate Soldiers

die Delegierung der Kriegsführung an private Unternehmen

  • Author: Reimund Homann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783828820906
  • Category:
  • Page: 232
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Bodies of Violence

Bodies of Violence

Theorizing Embodied Subjects in International Relations

  • Author: Lauren B. Wilcox
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199384487
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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International Relations, in both theory and practice, has been increasingly concerned with a proliferation of modes of violence that use, target, and construct bodies in complex ways that challenge notions of security. The central argument of this work is that the bodies that practices of violence take as their object are deeply unnatural bodies, constituted in reference to historical political conditions as well as acting upon our world.

Der neue Imperialismus

Der neue Imperialismus

  • Author: David Harvey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783899650921
  • Category:
  • Page: 236
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Zum ewigen Frieden, ein philosophischer Entwurf

Zum ewigen Frieden, ein philosophischer Entwurf

  • Author: Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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