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Ports, Crime and Security

Governing and Policing Seaports in a Changing World

By Anna Sergi, Alexandria Reid, Luca Storti and Marleen Easton

Published

Jul 21, 2021

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1529217711

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 21, 2021

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1529217728

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Ports, Crime and Security

    The COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and the US-China trade dispute have heightened interest in the geopolitics and security of modern ports.

    Ports are where contemporary societal dilemmas converge: the (de)regulation of international flows; the (in)visible impact of globalisation; the perennial tension between trade and security; and the thin line between legitimate, illicit and illegal. Applying a multidisciplinary lens to the political economy of port security, this book presents a unique outlook on the social, economic and political factors that shape organised crime and governance.

    Advancing the research agenda, this text bridges the divide between global and local, and theory and practice.

    “Written in straightforward language, the authors critically reveal how local seaports struggle with ongoing transnational crime and security. Their spot-on work is timely riding the wave of a rising maritime criminology.” Yarin Eski, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    "This insightful, timely and multidisciplinary book enables practitioners and academics to have essential discussions about the multi-faceted security issues connected to ports and international trade flows." Lieselot Bisschop, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Anna Sergi is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex.

    Alexandria Reid is a Research Fellow in the Organised Crime and Policing team at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI).

    Luca Storti is Associate Professor in Economic Sociology at the University of Torino and a Research Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies in the The Graduate Center at The City University of New York.

    Marleen Easton is Professor and head of the research group ‘Governing and Policing Security’ (GaPS) at the Department of Public Governance and Management at Ghent University and Adjunct Professor at the Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University.

    Introduction

    Ports: Economy, Institutions and Society

    Policing Complex Criminality in and Through Major Seaports

    Governance of Security in Ports

    The Future of Port Security

    Conclusion