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Private security companies and private military companies: a comparative and economical analysis

Joery Matthys UGent (2010) Governance of Security Research Report Series. 1.
abstract
This book constructs theoretical models of how States can cope with the increased interest in private security, provides a functional breakdown of “police services” as we understand the term now, and examines the entry barriers several Western jurisdictions have imposed on the companies that are willing to provide these different police functions on a private basis. Lastly, a new input is given to a fairly unexplored market segment: a combination of a security contract with an insurance contract. In a separate chapter, the book touches upon the concept of private military companies. One specific subset of these can be closely linked to the private security industry. When contracted by State agencies, challenges are encountered that also exist with other public-private contracts, but in a more exasperated way. The author proposes some methods, using existing instruments, to minimise costs, maximise benefits, and increase accountability to the benefit of both the State and the company.
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author
organization
year
type
book
publication status
published
subject
keyword
criminology, legal analysis, liberalisation, Economic analysis, Government of Security, doctoral dissertation
series title
Governance of Security Research Report Series
volume
1
pages
260 pages
publisher
Maklu
place of publication
Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
ISBN
9789046603161
language
English
UGent publication?
no
classification
B1
id
824456
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-824456
alternative location
http://www.maklu.be/makluengarant/BookDetails.aspx?id=9789046603161
date created
2010-01-11 10:16:18
date last changed
2012-06-20 10:52:59
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  author       = {Matthys, Joery},
  isbn         = {9789046603161},
  keyword      = {criminology,legal analysis,liberalisation,Economic analysis,Government of Security,doctoral dissertation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {260},
  publisher    = {Maklu},
  series       = {Governance of Security Research Report Series},
  title        = {Private security companies and private military companies: a comparative and economical analysis},
  url          = {http://www.maklu.be/makluengarant/BookDetails.aspx?id=9789046603161},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Matthys, Joery. 2010. Private Security Companies and Private Military Companies: a Comparative and Economical Analysis. Governance of Security Research Report Series. Vol. 1. Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Maklu.
APA
Matthys, Joery. (2010). Private security companies and private military companies: a comparative and economical analysis. Governance of Security Research Report Series (Vol. 1). Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Maklu.
Vancouver
1.
Matthys J. Private security companies and private military companies: a comparative and economical analysis. Governance of Security Research Report Series. Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Maklu; 2010.
MLA
Matthys, Joery. Private Security Companies and Private Military Companies: a Comparative and Economical Analysis. Vol. 1. Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Maklu, 2010. Print.