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Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe

Alexandra Gheciu


Focusing on four East European polities—Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania—this book examines the dynamics and implications of processes of commercialization of security that have occurred following the collapse of communist regimes. These processes have been central to post-communist liberalization, and have profoundly shaped those states and their integration into European institutional structures and global economic and political circuits. They have also affected—and been shaped by—the behavior and power of regional and global actors (e.g. European institutions, regional and global corpo ... More

Keywords: security entrepreneurs, security commercialization, private security, performative practices, glocalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198813064
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198813064.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Gheciu, author
Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Associate Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa