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The Post-9/11 Port Securityscape and Its Market

Yarin Eski, from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research – University of Glasgow, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Crime Prevention,” under the title “The Post-9/11 Port Securityscape and Its Market”. Here is the abstract: The post-9/11 port realms have been securitised into securityscapes, saturated with cutting edge preventive security technologies, and with cooperating public authorities and private security companies. In this paper the port realm is imagined as being part of a global security bazaar, where security is custom-made, advertised, sold and consumed. I shall explore, in specific, effects of this bazaar in two North Sea ports. Based on a conceptual framework, rooted in (criminological) explorations of security commodification and consumerism, several North Sea port realms were observed, where key actors, vis-à-vis port security merchants as well as customers, secure (and securitise) their port together. The observations make up the larger part of this paper, in which insight is given into these actors’ socio-cultural realities. Based on this insight, this paper concludes with offering several captured grand narratives on securing a port in times of global economic-financial crises.


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