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NCJ Number: NCJ 241258     Find in a Library
Title: Transnational Organisations and Security
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Author(s): Deborah Avant ; Virginia Haufler
  Journal: Global Crime  Volume:13  Issue:4  Dated:November 2012  Pages:254 to 275
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 22
  Annotation: This study examined transnational actors and their role in security and criminology.
Abstract: The fields of international relations and criminology analyze security from different directions, but both have had a dominant focus on states and state agencies until recently. Even as they looked at a wider range of actors as security providers, an important category of security actors has not been analyzed so far – ‘non-violent’ transnational organizations. Transnational non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and transnational corporations (TNCs) are not security organizations per se, but the strategies these transnational non-state actors pursue in response to violence affect security for both themselves and the societies in which they operate. The authors argue here that security at the local level is an outcome of interactions among diverse actors including transnational organizations and call for a research agenda focused on how transnational actors choose their response to insecurity and how those choices affect security governance. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Security ; Organized crime ; Multinational corporations ; Foreign crime prevention ; Foreign organizations ; Transnational Crime
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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