The Transnational Governance of Violence and Crime Non-State Actors in Security

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-10-25
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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The state monopoly of force has increasingly been challenged by non-state actors, seemingly resulting in a loss of control and resources needed to guarantee security. Yet, non-state actors are not only a cause of problems; they can also contribute to guarantee security. The contributors examine the role of non-state actors in the governance of violence and crime. Current research on non-state actors in security points to the fact that the state monopoly of force has increasingly been challenged, seemingly resulting in a loss of control and resources. In contrast, this volume shows how non-state actors are involved in supporting governmental aims, what they contribute and where the limits are or should be. It demonstrates that even in a core area of the state, transnational governance is possible through the activities of a diverse group of actors, including warlords, rebel groups, criminals, non-governmental organizations and businesses.

Author Biography

Anja P. Jakobi is a Senior Research Associate at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Technische Universität of Darmstadt, both in Germany. Her research analyzes international institutions, world society and global political change. Current publications include Common Goods and Evils? The Formation of Global Crime Governance (2013).

Klaus Dieter Wolf is Chair for International Relations at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He is also Deputy Director at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany and Principal Investigator of the cluster of excellence 'Formation of Normative Orders'. His present research focuses on the interplay between private self-regulation and public regulation in global governance.

Table of Contents

1. Non-state Actors and the Governance of Violence and Crime; Anja P. Jakobi Klaus Dieter Wolf
2. Warlords and Governance; Kimberley Marten
3. Constraining the Conduct of Non-state Armed Groups; Stefanie Herr
4. Formal and Informal Governance in the UN Peacebuilding Commission; Oliver Westerwinter
5. Governing War Economies: Conflict Diamonds and the Kimberley Process; Anja P. Jakobi
6. Governance Efforts to Prevent Weapons Trafficking; Simone Wisotzki
7. Non-state Actors All Around: The Governance of Cybercrime; Anja P. Jakobi
8. Containing Human Trafficking Through State and Non-state Actors; Edgardo Buscaglia
9. Maritime Terrorism: Governance and Non-state Actors; Patricia Schneider
10. Private Military and Security Companies in Maritime Security Governance; Carolin Liss
11. Bank and the Governance of Crime; Karin Svedberg Helgesson
12. Non-state Actors in Transnational Criminal Law; Annegret Flohr
13. Facing Violence and Crime: Models of Non-state Actor Involvement in Governance; Anja P. Jakobi and Klaus Dieter Wolf

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