Globale Gesellschaft und internationale Beziehungen

The Impact of Private Actors on Security Governance

An Analysis based on German ISR Capabilities for ISAF

Authors: Westermeyer, Gloria

  • Publication in the field of social sciences​

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With the ever farther advancement of globalization, governance has become one of the most prominent theoretical concepts to describe today’s world. Governance theory is concerned with a system of rule through non-hierarchical governing modes, such as networks and market mechanisms. Initially the field of security was ignored, as it was seen as the last bastion of the nation state. When the concept of security governance emerged at the beginning of the millennium, it sought to take account of transnational threats, such as nuclear proliferation or cluster bombs. However, the traditional security domain of the state, i.e. the provision of security by military force, is still exempt from governance theory. Provoked by the increasing support of private actors to military operations, Gloria Westermeyer aims to investigate whether this exemption is still valid. Based on the conduct of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance services in the German ISAF Mission, the author examines the impact of private actors on the governance of today's military affairs. What is the relative power of private security actors vis-à-vis the state? Which factors determine if, to what extent and why private actors support the military? Under what circumstances and how may security functions be privatized without undermining the state's interest?

About the authors

Dr. Gloria Westermeyer is responsible for the strategic assessment of Mergers and Acquisitions for Cassidian, the Defense and Security Division of EADS.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Research Framework

    Westermeyer, Gloria

    Pages 23-38

  • Theoretical Foundation: Governance Theory

    Westermeyer, Gloria

    Pages 39-61

  • Conceptual Foundation: Security Privatization

    Westermeyer, Gloria

    Pages 63-87

  • Methodological Foundation: Case Study Approach

    Westermeyer, Gloria

    Pages 89-106

  • Case Study: ISR Services of the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan

    Westermeyer, Gloria

    Pages 107-178

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eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-02229-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of Private Actors on Security Governance
Book Subtitle
An Analysis based on German ISR Capabilities for ISAF
Authors
Series Title
Globale Gesellschaft und internationale Beziehungen
Copyright
2013
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-02230-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-02230-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-02229-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 202
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
Topics