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Academic Event – Panel 3: Security professions Beyond the State

Academic Event – Panel 3: Security professions Beyond the State

In this final panel, discussion about the transformation of international security related professions move beyond the state. Jelle Leunis will map the impact of this restructuring of the armed forces and of the changing (and increasingly private) provision of public force on the democratic control of military operations. Marijan and Guzina intend to analyse the types of initiatives and mechanisms, both formal and informal, developed to include civil society representatives and wider community engagement in supporting policing reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Ireland. Peter Gill outlines a model of ‘securitism’ that builds on the recent networks literature and an older literature on corporatism in order to analyse the many possible permutations of the state-corporate-sovereignty nexus: cooperative, conflictual or corrupt. The paper discusses the specific challenges posed by the growing interdependence of these sectors to the achievability of professional practice and democratic control of intelligence. Finally Ida Orzechowska aims to fill a gap in security scholarship by identifying the essential role that the PPP play/may play in the security sectors of Central and Eastern European countries, Western Balkans included, as well as by defining the consequences which the development of the PPP practice may bring.



The Concept of Accountability in the Governance of Private Military Companies

Jelle Leunis


Civic Security Governance? Supporting Policing Reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Ireland

Branka Marijan

The implications of intelligence practice within and beyond the state: an analytical model

Peter Gill

The Opportunities and Challenges of Public-Private Partnership in the Area of Security

Ida Orzechowska


Hilde Haug