The Capacity of Private Security in Preventing Security Risks in South-Eastern Europe

Saše Gerasimoski, SG (2019) The Capacity of Private Security in Preventing Security Risks in South-Eastern Europe. In: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference The Great Powers Influence on the Security of Small States. Faculty of Security, Skopje, pp. 176-188.

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The development of private security in the countries of South Eastern Europe was accompanied by interchangeable ups and downs, present in a much more evident way in this part of the world due to its previous security history. Over time, private security in South Eastern Europe has evolved in a serious factor within the security systems, whose role in coping with ever changing security risks could not be underestimated, but is rather something that should always be counted on. Having in mind the respectable human and material capacities of the private security sector, we strongly believe that it could be of valuable use when coping with the emerging security risks. Within this context, the paper will try to elaborate and evaluate the capacity of private security sector in South Eastern Europe in terms of its preparedness and capability to deal with some dangerous forms of security risks that these countries are facing, such as new forms of crime, critical infrastructure risks and risks associated with crises and emergencies. Theoretically, the paper will use the theoretical underpinnings of Ulrich Beck‘s, Anthony Giddens‘ and Zygmunt Bauman‘s contributions in defining and categorizing the new security risks. As far as methodology is concerned, we will use secondary comparative data and some instructive case studies to estimate the capability of some countries of South Eastern Europe (notably Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania) to prevent these contemporary security risks. The paper will also offer some conclusions and recommendations on what has been done so far and what needs to be done in the future to raise the level of capability of private security sector in the countries of South Eastern Europe in order to make them more prepared and successful in coping with contemporary security risks. Keywords: private security, security risks, South Eastern Europe, prevention

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Fbs Eprints
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2020 12:04
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2020 12:04

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