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The privatization of security governance: developments, problems, solutions

Die Privatisierung der Sicherheitspolitik: Entwicklungen, Probleme, Lösungen
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Krahmann, Elke

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Corporate Editor Universität Köln, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Forschungsinstitut für Politische Wissenschaft und Europäische Fragen Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik und Außenpolitik
Abstract "Since the end of the Cold War, the broadening notion of security and new security threats have facilitated the growing role of non-state actors, such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private military companies and armaments corporations in security governance. This paper suggests that the increased importance of non-state actors can be understood as part of a shift from government to governance in North American and European security policy making. Characteristic of the emergence of a system of security governance is the fragmentation of political authority among public and private actors in seven dimensions: geography, function, resources, interests, norms, decision-making and implementation. Building on a theoretical model which distinguishes between government and governance as ideal types, this paper addresses three questions: how can we understand the growing role of private actors in international security, what problems arise from this transformation of security policy making and why, and how can these problems be addressed." (author's abstract)
Keywords privatization; security policy; non-governmental organization; military; mercenary; defense industry; United States of America; EU; political actor; governance; international security; North America; Europe; threat; development; problem; private enterprise; enterprise
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy
Method applied research; descriptive study
Free Keywords Government
Document language English
Publication Year 2003
City Köln
Page/Pages 51 p.
Series AIPA - Arbeitspapiere zur Internationalen Politik und Außenpolitik, 1/2003
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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