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dc.contributor.supervisorSmandych, Russell (Sociology)en_US
dc.contributor.authorAsomah, Joseph Yaw
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-18T13:54:10Z
dc.date.available2015-06-18T13:54:10Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/30579
dc.description.abstractThis research project explores critically the broader social context of the rise of global private policing in Africa, using Nigeria and South Africa to provide an in-depth illustrative and comparative context. Drawing on insights from global security and police research, Foucauldian governmentality studies, and postcolonial perspective in particular, the overarching question addressed in this research is that of whether the apparent rise in global private policing in Africa is occasioned by real need, or it constitutes an imperialist project? In other words, how do we make sense of this development? This research finds that private policing is largely a function of a paradigm shift from a collective human security to an individualistic sense of security through greater emphasis on competition, and private property or gain, in contrast to the collective welfare that predominantly characterized most pre-colonial African societies. Accordingly, global private policing is seen largely as a product of long-term historical undercurrents of colonialism and contemporary forms of Western imperialism, and the leadership crisis rooted in high-profile corruption and economic mismanagement in most parts of Africa; however, their impact on the extent of global private policing differs significantly due to the country-specific internal social, political, and economic, dynamics. This research therefore makes a contribution to the theoretical debates surrounding the growth of global private policing, particularly in the African context; and considers the broader implications for security policies grounded in private versus collective human security.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectsocial controlen_US
dc.subjectcrime controlen_US
dc.subjectneoliberal globalizationen_US
dc.subjectprivate policingen_US
dc.subjectsecurityen_US
dc.subjectimperialismen_US
dc.subjectsocial organizationen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.titleThe rise of global private policing in Africa: real need or imperialist project?en_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeWoolford, Andrew (Sociology) Baffoe, Michael (Social Work)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2015en_US


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