Maritime Private Security

Author by : Patrick Cullen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book examines the evolution, function, problems and prospects of private security companies in the maritime sector. The private security industry continues to evolve after its renaissance over the past few decades, first in Africa, and later in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite this, little academic work has been done to date on the role of private security in the maritime environment. This lacuna has become more pronounced as the threat of piracy, terrorism, and other acts of maritime political violence have caused littoral states and commercial entities alike to consider the use of private security to mitigate risks. Maritime Private Security is an edited volume specifically dedicated to combating the absence of academic research in this area. The discussion of this multi-faceted subject is organised into four key parts: Part I: The Historical and Contemporary Market in Maritime Private Security Services Part II: The Emergence of Private Anti-Piracy Escorts in the Commercial Sector Part III: The Privatization of Coast Guard Services Part IV: Private Security Responses to Maritime Terrorism This book will be of much interest to students of naval policy and maritime security, private security companies, piracy and terrorism, international law and IR in general.


Piracy And The Privatisation Of Maritime Security

Author by : Eugenio Cusumano
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : In response to pirate attacks in the Western Indian Ocean, countries worldwide have increasingly authorized the deployment of armed guards from private military and security companies (PMSCs) on merchant ships. This widespread trend contradicts states’ commitment to retain a monopoly on violence and discourage the presence of arms on civilian vessels. This book conceptualizes the extensive use of PMSCs as a form of institutional isomorphism, combining the functionalist, ideational, political and organizational arguments used to account for the privatization of security on land into a synthetic explanation of the commercialization of vessel protection.


Private Anti Piracy Navies

Author by : John J. Pitney, Jr.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : Private Anti-Piracy Navies assesses the historical context, current state, and future prospects of privatizing maritime security vessels. It places particular emphasis on the economic, legal, and operational dimensions of this growing sector, and addresses issues of key interest to industry, government, and academia.


Routledge Handbook Of Private Security Studies

Author by : Rita Abrahamsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of current research on private security and military companies, comprising essays by leading scholars from around the world. The increasing privatization of security across the globe has been the subject of much debate and controversy, inciting fears of private warfare and even the collapse of the state. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the range of issues raised by contemporary security privatization, offering both a survey of the numerous roles performed by private actors and an analysis of their implications and effects. Ranging from the mundane to the spectacular, from secretive intelligence gathering and neighbourhood surveillance to piracy control and warfare, this Handbook shows how private actors are involved in both domestic and international security provision and governance. It places this involvement in historical perspective, and demonstrates how the impact of security privatization goes well beyond the security field to influence diverse social, economic and political relationships and institutions. Finally, this volume analyses the evolving regulation of the global private security sector. Seeking to overcome the disciplinary boundaries that have plagued the study of private security, the Handbook promotes an interdisciplinary approach and contains contributions from a range of disciplines, including international relations, politics, criminology, law, sociology, geography and anthropology. This book will be of much interest to students of private security companies, global governance, military studies, security studies and IR in general.


Towards Good Order At Sea

Author by : Thomas Mandrup
Languange : en
Publisher by : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
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Description : The problems originating from the resultant ?bad order at sea? can be directly felt on land, when smuggling, terrorism and related criminal activities operate more or less unhindered. The book provides an important mapping of the challenges preventing good order at sea off the African coast and East Africa in particular. ÿ- Rear Admiral N. Wang, Commandant Royal Danish Defence College


Private Military And Security Contractors

Author by : Jr. Schaub, Gary
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : A multinational team of scholars and experts address the issue of controlling the use of privatized forces by states. They address the role of contract employees, their acceptance by military personnel, and possible tensions between them.


Lloyd S Miu Handbook Of Maritime Security

Author by : Rupert Herbert-Burns
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Managing the ever-changing nature and cross-disciplinary challenges of the maritime sector demands a complete understanding of the special characteristics of the maritime space. The complexity of the operations of ships, ports, shipping companies, and naval and coast guard maritime security operations as well as the economic significance and the in


Operational Law In International Straits And Current Maritime Security Challenges

Author by : Jörg Schildknecht
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book addresses a wide range of contemporary operational maritime law issues across the spectrum of operations. It provides sophisticated analyses and insights, and offers new interpretations of topics that are directly relevant for contemporary naval operations.The book examines unresolved legal issues in order to provide guidelines for conducting maritime operations, and also offers reference material for general education on the law of naval operations. Further, it serves as a comprehensive resource for operational doctrine and military planning, and presents an approach to dealing with multiple legal issues that demonstrates how modern military operations at sea can legally be executed. Focusing on operational and tactical topics, it is a valuable addition to the bookshelves of military lawyers and operators alike.


Maritime Security

Author by : Dele Joseph Ezeoba
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : The Gulf of Guinea maritime environment accounts for between 70-90 percent of the revenue of the states in the region. In addition to its rich forestry, fisheries reserves, and massive mineral and hydrocarbon deposits, it also houses the largest volumes of the region's oil and gas, which are still its most valued natural resources. Thus, its economic importance has been of great regional and global interest at all times. Invariably, the economic prosperity, or otherwise, of the states in the region is intrinsically tied to the peace and security of the Gulf. This primary and strategic position of the Gulf in the socio-economic survival and development of the states in the region critically underscores the huge importance of its general security, which in recent years and decades has been blighted by many security challenges. Dele Ezeoba's Maritime Security: Imperatives for Economic Development in the Gulf of Guinea extensively engages the dynamics and dialectics of security and economic development in the chosen maritime area, and establishes theoretical and practical mechanisms that should be deployed in combating security threats in the maritime space, and opening up the region to greater development. It offers enterprising vistas of intellectual designs in addressing critical issues of maritime security and economic prosperity.


Global Challenges In Maritime Security

Author by : Lisa Otto
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : From pirates to smugglers, migrants to hackers, from stolen fish to smuggled drugs, the sea is becoming a place of increasing importance on the global agenda as criminals use it as a theatre to conduct their crimes unfettered. This volume sets out to provide an introduction to the key issues of pertinence in Maritime Security today. It demonstrates why the sea is a space of great strategic importance, and how threats to security at sea have a real impact for people around the world. It examines an array of challenges and threats to security playing out at sea, including illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, irregular migration, piracy, smuggling of illicit goods, and cyber security, while also looking at some of the mechanism and role-players involved in addressing these perils. Each chapter provides an overview of the issue it discusses and provides a brief case study to illustrate how this issue is playing out in real-life. This book thus allows readers an insight into this evolving multidisciplinary field of study. As such, it makes for an informative read for academics and practitioners alike, as well as policymakers and students, offering a well-rounded introduction of the main issues in current Maritime Security.


Maritime Law In Motion

Author by : Proshanto K. Mukherjee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book provides valuable insights into various contemporary issues in public and private maritime law, including interdisciplinary aspects. The public law topics addressed include public international law and law of the sea, while a variety of private law topics are explored, e.g. commercial maritime law, conflict of laws, and new developments in the application of advanced technologies to maritime law issues. In addition, the book highlights current and topical discussions at international maritime forums such as the International Maritime Organization on regulatory and private law matters within the domain of marine environmental law, the law respecting seafarers’ affairs and maritime pedagogics, maritime security, comparative law in the maritime field, trade law, recent case law analysis, taxation law in the maritime context, maritime arbitration, carriage of passengers, port law, and limitation of liability.


Private Military And Security Companies

Author by : Thomas Jäger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Private Sicherheits- und Militärunternehmen erleben seit den 1990er Jahren einen außerordentlichen Boom und sind derzeit eines der spannendsten Phänomene in den internationalen Beziehungen. Die Palette der von ihnen angebotenen Dienstleistungen ist groß. Sie reichen von logistischer Unterstützung über Aufklärung bis hin zu Kampfeinsätzen. Zu ihren Kunden zählen Regierungen, Wirtschaftsunternehmen, internationale Organisationen, NGOs, humanitäre Organisationen sowie Privatpersonen. Gegenwärtig lässt sich an den Auseinandersetzungen im Irak sowohl die Aktualität wie auch die Brisanz ihres Einsatzes illustrieren, gibt es doch Anzeichen dafür, dass Beschäftigte solcher Unternehmen u.a. in die Folterung von Gefangenen verwickelt sind. Die Beiträge des Sammelbandes aus der Feder nationaler wie internationaler Expertinnen und Experten beschreiben und analysieren verschiedene Typen von privaten Sicherheits- und Militärunternehmens, ihre Dienstleistungen und die Umstände, die ihren Boom befördert haben. Sie diskutieren die Vor- wie auch die Nachteile ihres Einsatzes und beschreiben Instrumente, die die Tätigkeit dieser Unternehmen stärker reglementieren und kontrollieren könnten.


Security Privatization

Author by : Oldrich Bures
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book widens the current debate on security privatization by examining how and why an increasing number of private actors beyond private military and security companies (PMSCs) have come to perform various security related functions. While PMSCs provide security for profit, most other private sector stakeholders make a profit by selling goods and services that were not originally connected with security in the traditional sense. However, due to the continuous introduction of new legal and technical regulations by public authorities, many non-security-related private businesses now have to perform at least some security functions. This volume offers new insights into security practices of non-security-related private businesses and their impact on security governance. The contributions extend beyond the conceptual and theoretical arguments in the existing body of literature to offer a range of original case studies on the specific roles of non-security-related private companies of all sizes, from all areas of business and from different geographic regions.


Ships And Marine Technology Guidelines For Private Maritime Security Companies Pmsc Providing Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel Pcasp On Board Ships And Pro Forma Contract

Author by : British Standards Institute Staff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Transportation, Marine transport, Security, Risk assessment, Safety measures, Ships, Vessels, Cargo ships, Harbours, Water transport, Marine safety, Freight transport, Passenger transport, Records (documents), Personnel, Management


Maritime Terrorism And Piracy In The Indian Ocean Region

Author by : Awet T. Weldemichael
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Unregulated or lesser regulated maritime spaces are ideal theatres of operation and mediums of transportation for terrorists, insurgents and pirates. For more than a decade, the Indian Ocean waters adjoining Somalia have been a particular locus of such activities, with pirates hijacking vessels, and Al Qaeda and Al Shabab elements travelling between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, operating lucrative businesses and even staging deadly operations at sea. These operations and threats however, remain, by and large, understudied. Responses to the two threats have varied, highlighting the lack of cohesive regional and global institutions with the mandate and the capacity to address them. Those scholarly deliberations on Indian Ocean maritime security focus on piracy and armed robbery at sea, while their terrorist/insurgent counterparts have eluded sustained scrutiny. This volume will help close that gap by looking at both from the field in Somalia and Yemen, within broader frameworks of regional maritime security and port-state control, international maritime law and the ongoing search for maritime resources. The European, African and Middle Eastern case studies add salience to the regional and international complexity surrounding maritime security off the Horn of Africa. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region.


Piracy And The Privatisation Of Maritime Security

Author by : Eugenio Cusumano
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : In response to pirate attacks in the Western Indian Ocean, countries worldwide have increasingly authorized the deployment of armed guards from private military and security companies (PMSCs) on merchant ships. This widespread trend contradicts states’ commitment to retain a monopoly on violence and discourage the presence of arms on civilian vessels. This book conceptualizes the extensive use of PMSCs as a form of institutional isomorphism, combining the functionalist, ideational, political and organizational arguments used to account for the privatization of security on land into a synthetic explanation of the commercialization of vessel protection.


A Practitioner S Guide To Effective Maritime And Port Security

Author by : Michael Edgerton
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Sets forth practices to ensure security and fosterinternational trade Written with an international perspective, this book analyzesthe complex set of factors affecting the security of port andmaritime operations, including shipping, politics, economics,crime, and terrorism. Author Michael Edgerton critiques currentapproaches to maritime and port security based on his more thantwenty-five years of experience in the field. He not only pointsout vulnerabilities in today's practices, but also provides a setof proven and tested recommendations that recognize the role andinterests of both government and the private sector in enhancingsecurity while ensuring the flow of international trade. Readersmay be surprised to learn that, with greater efficiency, they canactually improve security while reducing the cost of security atthe same time. Using real-world case studies to support its analyses andrecommendations, A Practitioner's Guide to Effective Maritimeand Port Security: Reviews the core components of the international maritimeoperating environment Assesses the potential threats to ports in the maritimeenvironment Examines approaches to maritime port security in the UnitedStates, European Union, and around the world Presents principles for effective, risk-based maritime and portsecurity At the end of the book, two appendices provide a framework forconducting security risk assessments and threat assessments.There's also a third appendix to help organizations assess their"risk appetite." Recommended for students and professionals responsible for thesafety and security of ports and maritime trade, this book reframesport and maritime security as a key component of amultidisciplinary system in which secure and efficient trade is theobjective.


Private Anti Piracy Navies

Author by : John J. Pitney, Jr.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Private Anti-Piracy Navies assesses the historical context, current state, and future prospects of privatizing maritime security vessels. It places particular emphasis on the economic, legal, and operational dimensions of this growing sector, and addresses issues of key interest to industry, government, and academia.


Us Foreign Policy In A Challenging World

Author by : Marco Clementi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book examines how the US is dealing with the challenge of reconciling its global interests with regional dynamics and how it is able to produce and sustain order at the system level and within regional subsystems. The book comprises four parts, the first of which addresses global issues such as nonproliferation, trade, and freedom of the seas. US policies in these areas are carefully analyzed, considering whether and how they have been differently implemented at the regional level. The remaining parts of the book focus on the US posture toward specific regions: Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. The policies adopted by the US to confront the most relevant challenges in each region are identified, and the ways in which policies in a specific region influence or are influenced by challenges in another region are explored. The book is a rich source of knowledge on the nature of the balance that the US has pursued between global and regional interests. It will be of much interest to scholars, to practitioners, to postgraduate/PhD students of international relations theory and American foreign policy, and to all with an interest in the ability of the US to produce international order.


Private Security And Identity Politics

Author by : Jutta Joachim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book examines the self-representation and identity politics of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). PMSCs have become increasingly important over the past few decades. While their boom is frequently explained in functional terms, such as their cost-efficiency and effectiveness, this book offers an alternative explanation based on an analysis of the online self-presentations of forty-two US- and UK-based companies. PMSCs are shaping how they are perceived and establishing themselves as acceptable and legitimate security actors by eclectically appropriating identities more commonly associated with the military, businesses and humanitarian actors. Depending on their audience and clients’ needs, they can be professional hero warriors, or promise turn-key security solutions based on their exceptional expertise, or, in a similar way to humanitarians, reassure those in need of relief and try to make the world a better place. Rather than being merely public relations, the self-referential assertions of PMSCs are political. Not only do they contribute to a normalization of private security and reinforce an already ongoing blurring of lines between the public and private sectors, they also change what we deem to be ‘security’ and a ‘security actor’. This book will be of much interest to students of private military companies, critical security studies, military studies, security studies and IR.


Piracy Off The Coast Of Somalia And In The Gulf Of Aden

Author by : Simone Utz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The recent upsurge of piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden has prompted the international community to react. Various Chapter VII-based resolutions of the Security Council address the issue and give the legal basis for multinational law enforcement whilst extending suppression powers under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to Somali territorial waters. Naval forces that have been present since 2008 are facing a multitude of operational and legal challenges and maritime security of merchant shipping in the high-risk area remains a major concern for ship owners. The phenomenon has entered into a new phase since shipping companies are increasingly considering placing on-board protection by hiring private security contractors. The legal framework of the flag state ultimately is of concern when single ship owners take the decision to deploy private security contractors. The attention is turned to Switzerland having left behind the political discussion of a participation in multinational law enforcement operations and now facing the question of what legal consequences the deployment of private security guards on board Swiss-flagged merchant vessels has. This paper outlines how these developments implying a shift from state naval presence to the increase of private security contractors in their totality operate vis-à-vis the existing legal paradigm applicable to the repression of maritime piracy.


The Governance Of Private Security

Author by : Marco Boggero
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book offers new insights and original empirical research on private military and security companies (PMSCs), including China’s negotiation approach to governance, an account of Nigeria’s first engagement with regulatory cooperation under the threat of Boko Haram, and a study of PMSCs in Ebola-hit Western Africa. The author engages with concepts and theories from IR, Political Economy, and African studies—like regime, forum shopping, and extraversion—to describe what shapes state choices in national and international fora. The volume clarifies and spells out the needed questions and definitions and proposes a synthesis of how regime formation is shaped by ideas, interests, and institutions, starting from the proposition that regulatory cooperation consists in facilitating the acceptance and use of a single identifier for private military and security companies.


Private Anti Piracy Navies

Author by : John J. Pitney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 16
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Description : Private Anti-Piracy Navies assesses the historical context, current state, and future prospects of privatizing maritime security vessels. It places particular emphasis on the economic, legal, and operational dimensions of this growing sector, and addresses issues of key interest to industry, government, and academia.


Port Security Management

Author by : Kenneth Christopher
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : The term homeland security hardly existed before September 11, 2001, yet today it dominates public policy and the economic agendas of world governments. The transportation industries have been subjected to unprecedented scrutiny and regulatory mandates in recent years, and the port and maritime sector are no exception. Port Security Management refl