Chapter 6 New security: threat landscape and the emerging market for force
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Camps-Febrer and Carter, provide us with many important concepts and theoretical insights focused on the privatization of security and the state’s receding monopoly on the use of force, with some attention to political economy but more to discourse and narrative concepts. However, private security provision is only a small portion of state funded security - out sourcing, while troubling, is still a relatively small portion of total state-funded military and security activities in the world. Further, the state may have retreated from economic matters (deregulation of global economy, etc.), but it has emerged strongly to address immigration and border issues especially, not to mention foreign military engagements. It is not a simple either-or binary issue (strong state - weak state - it can be both depending on the issue, but nearly always subservient to capital). They provide us with an original contextin which to locate violence, regarding armed conflict and war (as social experiences), where violent experiences and traumatic events shape social action by work embedded in cultural coding.

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