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Crime Prevention and Security Management

Corporate Security in the 21st Century

Theory and Practice in International Perspective

Editors: Walby, K., Lippert, R. (Eds.)

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This interdisciplinary collection places corporate security in a theoretical and international context. Arguing that corporate security is becoming the primary form of security in the twenty-first century, it explores a range of issues including regulation, accountability, militarization, strategies of securitization and practitioner techniques.

About the authors

David Brooks, Edith Cowan University, Australia Jeff Corkill, Edith Cowan University, Australia Daniel B. Kennedy, University of Detroit, USA Alex Luscombe, Carleton University, Canada Clarissa Meerts, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Conor O'Reilly, Durham University, UK Darren Palmer, Deakin University, Australia Karen Lund Petersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Tim Prenzler, Griffith University, Australia Rick Sarre, University of South Australia, Australia Dennis M. Savard, Oakland University, USA Alison Wakefield, University of Portsmouth, UK Robert P. Weiss, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA Adam White, University of York, UK Blair Wilkinson, University of Victoria, Canada James W. Williams, York University in Toronto, Canada Ian Warren, Deakin University, Australia

Reviews

"Studies into private (or commercial) security have become a well established field of academic and practitioner interest over the past three centuries. However, this body of knowledge mostly focuses on manned guarding services and, to a lesser extent, detective work. Kevin Walby and Randy Lippert take a leap forward by broadening the scope of research to corporate security, i.e. different forms of regulatory and investigatory units within organizations like airports, harbors, banks and insurance companies. A must read for everybody interested in security work straddling the public-private divide." - Ronald van Steden, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"This welcome volume revitalizes the domain of security studies by recognizing that corporations across the globe, acting as hugely influential auspices of governance, have been systematically redefining the boundaries of security provision." - Professor Clifford Shearing, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Griffith University, Australia

'The public policy debate about cybercrime in developed economies shows little sign of abating and the intermingling of national and corporate security agendas is increasingly prominent. For this reason Corporate Security in the 21st Century is a most timely and important collection dealing with the history, practices and issues of the field. Walby and Lippert have assembled a rich and diverse set of essays to provide the perfect overview of the many faces of corporate security. The contributions deal with the expertise pressures, knowledge transfer dynamics, blurred organisational boundaries and governance ambiguities which characterise the transition of security practices from their murky past to a mainstream corporate position, with critical implications for the corporate management and government interface. This is essential reading for anyone wishing to get a sense of where corporate security is going in the near term'. - Michael Power, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

"Corporations prefer to conceal the details of their security practices. Corporate Security in the 21st Century sheds light on this traditionally secretive world. With contributions that analyze contexts as different as Iraq's conflict zones and the residences of your local university, both experts and newcomers to this field are bound to learn a tremendous amount from this timely volume."

- Kevin Haggerty, University of Alberta, Canada

"Here is another fine addition to the 'Crime Prevention and Security Management' series of books edited by Prof Martin Gill [...] Corporate Security in the 21st Century covers new territory, because as security work goes coporate security is largely invisible." - Professional Security Magazine


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Governing Every Person, Place, and Thing — Critical Studies of Corporate Security

    Walby, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Corporate Security at Ford Motor Company: From the Great War to the Cold War

    Weiss, Robert P.

    Pages 17-38

  • Beyond the Regulatory Gaze? Corporate Security, (In)Visibility, and the Modern State

    White, Adam

    Pages 39-55

  • The Private Eyes of Corporate Culture: The Forensic Accounting and Corporate Investigation Industry and the Production of Corporate Financial Security

    Williams, James W.

    Pages 56-77

  • The Politics of Corporate Security and the Translation of National Security

    Petersen, Karen Lund

    Pages 78-94

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34607-0
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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34606-3
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Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46681-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corporate Security in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice in International Perspective
Editors
  • K. Walby
  • R. Lippert
Series Title
Crime Prevention and Security Management
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34607-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137346070
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34606-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46681-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 279
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