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Routledge Private Security Studies

About the Series

The series will publish books in the area of Private Security Studies, broadly defined. It invites research publications contributing to and advancing existing research agendas and is particularly eager to welcome research doing this through diverse theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, as well as interdisciplinary work.


Advisory Board:

Rita Abrahamsen, University of Ottawa

Deborah Avant, Denver University

Navita Behera, Univeristy of Delhi

Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University

Christian Bueger, Cardiff University

Deborah Cowen, University of Toronto

Marieke de Goede, Free University, Amsterdam

Rebecca de Winter-Schmitt, American University/ Amnesty International

Mervin Frost, King's College London

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Roul Wallenberg Institute

Ben Goold, University of British Columbia

Monica Herz, PUC Rio de Janeiro

Aida Hozic, Florida University

Christopher Kinsey, King's College London

Keith Krause, Institut d'Hautes Etudes en Relations Internationales, Geneva

Mark Laffey, School of African and Oriental Studies

Ian Loader, Oxford University

Roxanne Lynn-Doty, University of Arizona

James Pattison, University of Manchester

Sarah Percy, University of Western Australia

Clifford Shearing, Griffith University

Christopher Spearin, Canadian Forces College

Maria Stern, Göteborgs Universitet

Nigel White, University of Nottingham

Klaus Dieter Wolf, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

Kirstie Ball, University of St Andrews

Eugenio Cusumano, University of Messina

3 Series Titles

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Hybridization, Intervention and Authority Security Beyond Conflict in Sierra Leone

Hybridization, Intervention and Authority: Security Beyond Conflict in Sierra Leone

1st Edition

By Peter Albrecht
July 23, 2019

This book explains how security is organized from the local to the national level in post-war Sierra Leone, and how external actors attempted to shape the field through security sector reform. Security sector reform became an important and deeply political instrument to establish peace in Sierra ...

Private Military and Security Companies as Legitimate Governors From Barricades to Boardrooms

Private Military and Security Companies as Legitimate Governors: From Barricades to Boardrooms

1st Edition

By Berenike Prem
June 24, 2019

This book examines the legitimation of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), focusing on the controversy between PMSCs and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). While existing studies disproportionately emphasizes the ability for companies and their clients to dominate and shape ...

Private Security and Identity Politics Ethical Hero Warriors, Professional Managers and New Humanitarians

Private Security and Identity Politics: Ethical Hero Warriors, Professional Managers and New Humanitarians

1st Edition

By Jutta Joachim, Andrea Schneiker
July 19, 2018

This book examines the self-representation and identity politics of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). PMSCs have become increasingly important over the past few decades. While their boom is frequently explained in functional terms, such as their cost-efficiency and effectiveness, ...

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