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Security EntrepreneursPerforming Protection in Post-Cold War Europe$
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Alexandra Gheciu

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198813064

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198813064.001.0001

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Normative Dilemmas and Challenges of Security Commercialization

Normative Dilemmas and Challenges of Security Commercialization

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(p.160) 6 Normative Dilemmas and Challenges of Security Commercialization
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Security Entrepreneurs
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Alexandra Gheciu

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198813064.003.0006

Chapter 6 places the analysis developed in this book in a broader normative perspective, focusing on a series of challenges and dilemmas associated with the transformation in the logic of security provision examined in the previous chapters. It pays particular attention to the ways in which the particular dynamics of commercialization of security provision have involved departures from principles of transparency and democratic accountability, and the problems associated with such departures in countries with long histories of anti-democratic governance. Finally, the chapter reflects on the difficulties of promoting liberal-democratic standards of “good governance” in contexts in which (in)security is performed by hybrid networks of security entrepreneurs that blur the boundaries between licit/illicit activities.

Keywords:   security entrepreneurs, commercialization of security, democratic accountability, security performances, good governance, security provision

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