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NCJ Number: 228569 Find in a Library
Title: Private-Public or Public-Private?: Strategic Dialogue on Serious Crime and Terrorism in the EU
Journal: Security Journal  Volume:22  Issue:4  Dated:October 2009  Pages:302-316
Author(s): Nicholas Dorn; Michael Levi
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 15
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reports on interviews conducted with security managers at the European level and a review of relevant European Union (EU) policy documents in an attempt to improve strategic dialogue on crime and terrorism in the EU and partnership between private and public sectors.
Abstract: In 2005 and 2006, the European Commission felt there was no overarching structure, bringing together public and private sector interests to discuss pan-European Union (EU) cooperation against all aspects of terrorism and other serious crime. This report focuses on this strategic partnership and reports on attempts by the European Commission to formalize at EU level a high-level forum for such discussions. A study was conducted interviewing a small number of senior security managers and their public sector opposites. Drawing on their experience, interviewees considered that closer cooperation could be pursued at European level through the facilitation of a closed group or trusted forum involving senior security managers from the private sector. The report draws upon these interviews as well as EU policies to articulate some options for the initial work plan for such a forum. The results were a political tilt in ownership within the European Commission, the relinquishing of the public-private security. The report suggests that security cooperation, previously conceptualized as public-private (public sector lead), should be understood as private-public, as security serves economic concerns. Table and references
Main Term(s): Private sector-government cooperation
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Industrial security; National security; Public agencies; Security; Security management; Terrorism/Mass Violence
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