The Politics of Private Security

Regulation, Reform and Re-Legitimation

  • Adam White

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Theory and Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adam White
      Pages 3-20
    3. Adam White
      Pages 21-37
  3. The Politics of Private Security in Britain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 38-38
    2. Adam White
      Pages 41-59
    3. Adam White
      Pages 60-79
    4. Adam White
      Pages 80-101
    5. Adam White
      Pages 102-120
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      Pages 121-140
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      Pages 141-163
  4. Comparisons and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 164-164
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-202

About this book


This is the first in-depth conceptual and empirical analysis of the political issues, processes and themes associated with private security provision and its growth in the postwar era, examining why private security has become so prominent, what its relationship to the state is and how it can be controlled.


Legitimacy parliament politics reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Adam White
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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