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Unpublished Paper
Ban opitc private security goverance: Exceptionalism, spatial sorting and risk assessments
  • Allen Gnanam, University of Windsor

This paper is theoretically grounded on the Ban opticon framework that is characterized by the use of exceptionalism, the normalization of imperative movement, and profiling for insecurity management purposes (Bigo, 2005). This framework will be utilized in order to expose and analyze the Ban optic governmentality of the private security industry. Secondly, the overall discussion and analysis of the private security industry- Ban opticon nexus will be discussed with specific reference to the private security operations of The New Commons. Thirdly, three private security intelligence networks identified by Lippert & O’Connor (2006) namely Disciplinary Networks, Private Justice Networks, and Multilateral Networks, will be discussed and analyzed to further the evidence that the private security industry exhibits Ban optic governmentality for preemptive insecurity management purposes. It is highly important to recognize that this research paper is strictly differentiating between the use of precautionary logic and future oriented risk assessment.

  • Banopitcon,
  • Private security,
  • insecurity management,
  • governmnetality,
  • intelligence networks,
  • future oriented risk assessments,
  • risk,
  • assessments,
  • exceptionalism,
  • normalization of imperative movement,
  • spatial sorting,
  • profiling,
  • disciplinary networks,
  • private justice networks,
  • multilateral networks
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Citation Information
Allen Gnanam. "Ban opitc private security goverance: Exceptionalism, spatial sorting and risk assessments" (2009)
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