Commercial Security and Development
Findings from Timor-Leste, Liberia and Peru
An important argument of this brief is that the phenomenon of commercial security forces us to reconsider some of the contentions underlying the so-called ‘security–development nexus’. The provision of security does not always and necessarily promote development efforts. Especially the commercialization of security services may well—under particular circumstances—run the risk of undermining some of the stated goals of a given development policy.
© 2011 Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC)
Marc von Boemcken, Michael Ashkenazi
Marc von Boemcken