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Security entrepreneurs : performing protection in post-cold war europe

Author: Alexandra Gheciu
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Focusing on four East European polities-Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania--this book examines the dynamics and implications of processes of commercialization of security that have occurred following the collapse of communist regimes. These processes have been central to post-communist liberalization, and have profoundly shaped those states and their integration into European institutional structures and global  Read more...
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Gheciu, Alexandra.
Security entrepreneurs : performing protection in post-Cold War Europe.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
(OCoLC)1007747578
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Gheciu
ISBN: 9780192542434 0192542435 9780191851056 0191851051
OCLC Number: 1035556580
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1: The Reconstitution of Security Provision after the Cold War; Toward New Forms of Public Power in Post-Communist Europe; Thinking about Security Commercialization from Different Perspectives; Performing Protection in Post-Communist Europe; Overview of the Book; Notes; 2: The State-Market-Crime Nexus in the Early Days of Post-Communism; Paradoxes of Liberalization in Eastern Europe; Reproducing Old Ways of Doing Things in the New Age of Liberalism The Old Nomenclature as EntrepreneursTransforming Security Provision after the Yugoslav Conflicts; The Dynamics of Illicit Internationalization in the First Years of Transition; Notes; 3: Toward a New Political Economy of Security Provision: The Impact of Europeanization and Globalization; Returning to Europe, (Re)constituting the Field of Security; Seeking to "Normalize" the Western Balkans after the Yugoslav Conflicts; Transnational Mobilization in the Context of European Integration; Notes; 4: Contestation, Cooperation, and Competition in (Re)Defining European Security The Struggle to (Re)constitute the European Field of SecurityGatekeeping and Social Capital in the Private Security Industry; Contesting the Meaning of Harmonization in European Security; Changing the Rules of the Game in Public Procurement in Europe; Notes; 5: Between the Old and the New: Contemporary Dynamics of (In)Security in Eastern Europe; Toward New Public-Private Partnerships in Security Provision; PSCs' Campaigns to Contest "the Rules of the Game" in the Twenty-First Century; Old Habits Die Hard: Competing Logics of Security Provision in Eastern Europe; Notes 6: Normative Dilemmas and Challenges of Security CommercializationAccountable Security Providers?; Redefining the Relationship between the State and Civil Society; The Illicit Security Professionals: The Dark Side of Europeanization and Globalization; Concluding Thoughts; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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