Introduction: Sociology and the Privatization of Security

Ori Swed, Thomas Crosbie

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The introductory chapter situates the book within the interdisciplinary literature, argues forcefully for the need for sociologists to engage with the topic, and synthesizes the findings of the chapters to make a spirited case for the sociology of privatized security. Written by the two editors, it engages with the extensive debates within political science concerning the rise of contractors, and links this to insights from sociological research on the changing character of the state and the global scale of privatization processes. The introduction ends with a short summary of each of the chapters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroduction: Sociology and the Privatization of Security
StatePublished - Dec 2018


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