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Title:Local dynamics of security in Africa: the Central African Republic and private security
Author:Boggero, MarcoISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:African Security Review
Volume:17
Issue:2
Pages:15-27
Language:English
Geographic term:Central African Republic
Subjects:national security
private enterprises
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10246029.2008.9627468
Abstract:In the Central African Republic, successive rebellions and unstable governments have created a palpable sense of insecurity for decades, which often seemed to require outside solutions. However, a private security sector has arisen as a local response to the challenges of security in the CAR. With a few exceptions, the private security sector is still mostly local. This means that the assimilation of international norms and skills through private security companies is limited. The growth of a local security industry has occurred at least in part through the non-State actors that fund the security sector, such as NGOs, multinational corporations, and others. The public security sector is marked by a steep decline in government spending, poor coordination between the traditional policing corps, and deep-seated corruption. Analysis of the relationships between private and public provision of security suggests that the reliance on a local market has some degree of externality on the traditional institutions that provide public security, but that the relation between the two involves more than a simple trade-off. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.(p. VI). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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