Municipal Corporate Security in International Context
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In this book, Walby and Lippert conceptualize various types of corporate security, including its public and private forms, and analyze a range of practices, such as asset protection and physical security provision. The authors explore a number of heretofore neglected themes, including use of legal knowledge, professionalization, legitimation work, and corporate security links with other security agencies and public police. The book provides empirical analyses of developments in several countries, but especially Canada and the US, where corporate security - including its entry into municipal government - is particularly advanced.
Because corporate security cuts across security, policing, law, and government, as well as issues of professionalization, public space and democracy, the readership for Municipal Corporate Security in International Context spans disciplinary and national boundaries. It is essential reading for academics and students engaged in studying security, urban governance, politics and legal regulation. It will be of great interest to corporate security professionals and government policymakers too.
Introduction 1. Theorizing Corporate Security (with Rhys Steckle) 2. Municipal Corporate Security and Legal Knowledge 3. Expertise and Professionalization of Municipal Corporate Security (with Alex Luscombe) 4. Making Sense of Municipal Corporate Security and Surveillance 5. Risk and Corporate Security in Municipalities (with Alex Luscombe) 6. Corporate Security, Public Police, and Private Security (with Blair Wilkinson) 7. Municipal Corporate Security in International Perspective 8. A Visit to the Security Industry's Grand Bazaar 9. Accountability and Critiques of Corporate Security 10. Conclusion.
Randy K. Lippert is Professor of Criminology at the University of Windsor, Canada specializing in security, policing and urban governance. He is co-editor of three other Routledge publications, Eyes Everywhere: the Global Growth of Camera Surveillance (2012), Sanctuary Practices in International Perspective (2013), and Policing Cities: Urban Securitization and Regulation (2013) as well as co-editor of Corporate Security in the 21st Century: Theory and Practice in International Perspective (Palgrave). He is also the author of Sanctuary, Sovereignty, Sacrifice: Canadian Sanctuary Incidents, Powe