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Private Security in Africa. From Global Assembly to Everyday
The security agents in Africa contribute to the security of some, in certain areas and sometimes, but also mix roles.


The private security company G4S has 120 000 employees in Africa. With a total turnover of over 40 billion, the company is the world's largest in its industry and one of the world's largest employers. It says a little about how dependent we have been on private security services.

The smoking fresh book Private Security in Africa. From Global Assembly to Everyday is edited by two experienced security researchers: sociologist Paul Higate at the University of Bristol and Mats Utas, anthropologist at the University of Uppsala. These two have given a lot of space to the other eight contributors in the book; Higate has only written a concise introduction, while Utas is content. . .

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Ketil Fred Hansen
Hansen is a professor of social sciences at UiS and a regular reviewer at Ny Tid.

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