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Security as a commodity: The ethical dilemmas of private security services. INEX Policy Brief No. 6, March 2010

van Buuren, Jelle. (2010) Security as a commodity: The ethical dilemmas of private security services. INEX Policy Brief No. 6, March 2010. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    Private security services are gaining importance in the general provision of security. This Policy Brief argues that what we are seeing is not simply the transfer of security functions or responsibilities from the public sector to the private sector, but an overall expansion in both private and public security. Against this background, the paper examines the provision of security as a commodity, which can give rise to different ethical dilemmas related to accountability, transparency and other issues of ‘good governance’.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > INEX Policy Brief
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010
    Page Range: p. 5
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:37
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14988

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