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The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order

Marc Schuilenburg

Abstract

Traditionally, security has been the realm of the state and its uniformed police. However, in the last two decades, many actors and agencies, including schools, clubs, housing corporations, hospitals, shopkeepers, insurers, energy suppliers and even private citizens, have enforced some form of security, effectively changing its delivery, and overall role. This book establishes a new critical perspective for examining the dynamic nature of security and its governance. The book explores the ongoing structural and cultural changes that have impacted security in Western society from the 19th centu ... More

Keywords: security, security governance, Western society, public–private security, securitization, risk management, citizenship, social order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479854219
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479854219.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Schuilenburg, author