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Securitization of Society : Crime, Risk, and Social Order (Reprint) (Paperback) (Marc Schuilenburg)

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A new critical perspective for examining the dynamic nature of security and its governance 

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. 

Rooted in the works of the French philosophers Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Gabriel Tarde, The Securitization of Society explores the ongoing structural and cultural changes that have impacted security in Western society from the 19th century to the present. By analyzing the new hybrid of public-private security, this volume provides deep insight into the processes of securitization and modern risk management for the police and judicial authorities as well as other emerging parties. Marc Schuilenburg draws upon four case studies of increased securitization in Europe – monitoring ****** cultivation, urban intervention teams, road transport crime, and the collective shop ban – in order to raise important questions about citizenship, social order, and the law within this expanding new paradigm.  

An innovative, interdisciplinary approach to criminological theory that incorporates philosophy, sociology, and political science, The Securitization of Society reveals how security is understood and enacted in urban environments today. 
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: Alternative Criminology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: New York Univ Pr
Author: Marc Schuilenburg
Language: English
Street Date: November 7, 2017
TCIN: 53076712
UPC: 9781479876594
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-4202
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