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Constructing Security: A Relational Mapping of the EU Security Market

Kumar, Richa (2017) Constructing Security: A Relational Mapping of the EU Security Market. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The present research provides a study of the growing EU (border) security market. It demonstrates how the practices of the security market elude commonly made distinctions of public/private,

growth of the EU security market. In particular, it focuses on the collaboration of private actors with their public counterparts. Leveraging Bourdieu's notion of 'field', this research maps

by highlighting shareholding patterns of the companies, their cross-sectoral competencies, circulation of personnel and routinized activities of lobbying, marketing, and sales

including raising questions of gender and generation that differentiate the field of security. Furthermore, by examining a range of terms and phrases, it explores the vocabulary

60 security professionals working with security companies, EU bodies, research institutes, law firms and lobbying consultancies, along with participant observation at high-level security conferences

which raise questions of accountability, responsibility and transparency that are circumvented through these (blurring) practices.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Basaran, Tugba
Thesis advisor: Azmanova, Albena
Uncontrolled keywords: Migration, Security Market, EU, Bourdieu
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 15:10 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 03:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63935 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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