Contents: Series preface; Introduction. Part I Theorizing Security: The concept of security, Lawrence Freedman; Against security: thinking normatively about private security, Ian Loader . Part II Security and Governance: Punishment and the changing face of governance; The patchwork shape of reassurance policing in England and Wales: integrated local security quilts or frayed, fragmented and fragile tangled webs?, Adam Crawford and Stuart Lister; Security in the age of networks, BenoA (R)t Dupont; Governing security for common goods, Clifford Shearing and Jennifer Wood. Part III The Burdens of Security: Consumer culture and the commodification of policing and security, Ian Loader; The commodification of policing: security networks in the late modern city, Tim Newburn ; Security and liberty: the image of balance, Jeremy Waldron; Too much security?, Lucia Zedner. Part IV The Private Security Industry: Modern private security: its growth and implications, Clifford D. Shearing and Philip C. Stenning; Privatization and capitalist development: the case of the private police, Steven Spitzer and Andrew T. Scull; Private policing in context, Les Johnston; Urban change and policing: mass private property re-considered, Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn. Part V Risk, Insecurity, and Uncertainty: The moral hazards of neo-liberalism: lessons from the private insurance industry, Richard Ericson, Dean Barry and Aaron Doyle; Security in ambiguity: towards a radical security politics, Willem de Lint and Sirpa Virta; The uncertain promise of risk, Pat O'Malley. PartVI Comparative and International Issues: The concept of security: an agenda for comparative analysis, Lucia Zedner; Policing, securitization and democracy in Europe, Ian Loader ; Technologies, security, and privacy in the post 9/11 European information society, Michael Levi and David S. Wall; The governance of security in weak and failing states, BenoA (R)t Dupont, Peter Grabosky and Clifford Shearing; Index.