Doing Security: Critical Reflections and an Agenda for Change

Despite the growing interest in security amongst governments, organizations and the general public, the provision of much security is substandard. This book explores the problems facing security, and sets out innovative proposals to enhance the effectiveness of security in society, at national and organizational levels.

Book contents:

  1. Private Security, Nodal Governance and the Security System

  2. Security Failure and the Security Myth

  3. Understanding the Malefactors

  4. The Human Element of the Security System

  5. The Foundations of Security

  6. Creating a Model Holistic Security System

  7. Making it Never Happen

  8. Making the Last Resort Count

  9. Rebuilding the Foundations of Security

  10. Concluding Comments and a Model for Doing Security