"The pursuit of security is now central to the development of public policy and a driving force behind the spread of private policing. Just as new theoretical frameworks are needed to deal with the increasing tendency of crime control policies to focus on risk reduction, new forms of governance are also required to deal with the rapid growth of the private security industry. This volume brings together a wide range of contributions from leading scholars in the field and includes international and comparative perspectives on the challenges posed by the rise of the 'security society'."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2006 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I: THEORIZING SECURITY chapter 1 The Concept of Security chapter 2 Against security chapter 3 Thinking Normatively About Private Security part PART II: SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE chapter 4 Punishment and the changing face of the governance chapter 5 The patchwork shape of reassurance policing in England and Wales: Integrated local security quilts or frayed chapter 6 Security in the Age of Networks chapter 7 Governing security for common goods part PART III: THE BURDENS OF SECURITY chapter 8 Consumer Culture and the Commodification of Policing and Security chapter 9 The Commodification of Policing: Security Networks in the Late Modern City chapter 10 Security and Liberty: The Image of Balance chapter 11 Too much security? part PART IV: THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY chapter 12 Modern Private Security: Its Growth and Implications chapter 13 Privatization and Capitalist Development: The Case ofthe Private Police chapter 14 Private Policing in Context chapter 15 Urban Change and Policing: Mass Private Property Re-considered part PART V: RISK, INSECURITY AND UNCERTAINTY chapter 16 The moral hazards of neoliberalism: lessons from the private insurance industry chapter 17 Security in ambiguity Towards a radical security politics chapter 18 The Uncertain Promise of Risk part PART VI: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES chapter 19 The concept of security: an agenda for comparative analysis chapter 20 Policing, securitization and democratization in Europe chapter 21 Technologies, Security, and Privacy in the Post-9/11 European Information Society chapter 22 The governance of security in weak and failing states.