European University Institute Library

Democracy, society, and the governance of security, edited by Jennifer Wood and Benoît Dupont

The promotion of security is no longer a state monopoly. It is dispersed and takes place through the practices of states, corporations, non-governmental actors and community-based organizations. But what do we know about the ways in which 'security' is thought about and promoted in this pluralized field of delivery? Are democratic values being advanced and protected, or threatened and compromised? Wood and Dupont bring together a team of renowned scholars to shed light on our understanding of the arrangements for contemporary security governance. Offering a 'friendly dialogue' between those who argue that democratic transformation rests in the development of strong state institutions and those who propose a more de-centered agenda, the scholars in this volume bring cutting-edge theoretical analyses to bear on empirical examples. This volume will appeal to researchers in the fields of criminology, political science, sociology and security studies.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction : understanding the governance of security / Jennifer Wood and Benoît Dupont -- Reflections on the refusal to acknowledge private governments / Clifford Shearing -- Transnational security governance / Les Johnston -- Two case studies of American anti-terrorism / Peter K. Manning -- Power struggles in the field of security : implications for democratic transformation / Benoît Dupont -- Policing and security as "club goods" : the new enclosures? / Adam Crawford -- The state, the people and democratic policing : the case of South Africa / Monique Marks and Andrew Goldsmith -- Necessary virtues : the legitimate place of the state in the production of security / Ian Loader and Neil Walker -- From security to health / Scott Burris -- Research and innovation in the field of security : a nodal governance view / Jennifer Wood -- Conclusion : the future of democracy / Benoît Dupont and Jennifer Wood
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xii, 291 pages, 23 cm.

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