Private Actors and Security Governance

ab 24,90 

Alan Bryden, Marina Caparini (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-9840-7
Jahr 2006
Seiten 336
Bindung gebunden
Reihe DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

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The privatisation of security -understood as both the top-down decision to outsource
military and security-related tasks to private firms and the bottom-up activities of
armed non-state actors such as rebel opposition groups, insurgents, militias and
warlord factions -have profound implications for the state’s monopoly on the
legitimate use of force. Both top-down and bottom-up privatisation have significant
consequences for effective, democratically accountable security sector governance as
well as on opportunities for security sector reform across a range of different reform
contexts. This volume situates security privatisation within a broader policy
framework, considers several relevant national and regional contexts and analyses
different modes of regulation and control relating to a phenomenon with deep
historical roots but also strong links to more recent trends of globalisation and