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The politics of private security : regulation, reform and re-legitimation

Author: Adam White; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Crime prevention and security management.
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The Politics of Private Security is the first in-depth analysis of the political issues, processes and themes associated with private security provision. Drawing upon a wealth of historical and contemporary data, as well as the latest theoretical innovations in this research area, it advances original answers to the following key questions. How have private security companies become so prominent? What motivates  Read more...
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White, Adam, 1981-
Politics of private security.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010027590
(OCoLC)645889717
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam White; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230299290 0230299296 1282999486 9781282999480 9781349318100 1349318108
OCLC Number: 696332256
Description: 1 online resource (x, 202 pages).
Contents: PART I: THEORY AND CONTEXT --
Introduction --
Structure, Agency and Security --
PART II: THE POLITICS OF PRIVATE SECURITY IN BRITAIN --
Emerging Agendas (1945-59) --
The Regulation Debate (1960-69) --
Parliamentary Pressure (1969-79) --
The Neoliberal Experiments (1979-1996) --
New Labour, New Legitimacy (1997-2001) --
The Era of Regulation (2001-2010) --
PART III: COMPARISONS AND CONCLUSIONS --
Towards a New Social-Scientific Understanding --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Crime prevention and security management.
Responsibility: Adam White.

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