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Privatizing Security In Serbia
Privatizing Security In Serbia

Author(s): Predrag Petrović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: BCBP Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku

Summary/Abstract: THE SUDDEN increase in the number and importance of companies providing services of military nature and physical-technical security1 is a global phenomenon at the turn of the 21st century. After almost four hundred years the state and its institutions are no longer the only actors concerned with the external and internal security of their citizens. “This Westphalian system of nation states as the unchallenged pillar of international order (…) has been superseded by a much more complex reality that has brought back the privatization of war and conflict”. Continuing erosion of state monopoly on all forms of organized violence is, among other things, caused by the impossibility of the state to respond to modern challenges, risks and threats that emerged with the end of the Cold War in the traditional way.[...]

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 13-21
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English
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