Ports, crime and security : governing and policing seaports in a changing world / Anna Sergi, Alexandria Reid, Luca Storti and Marleen Easton.

Sergi, Anna [Browse]
  • Bristol, UK : Bristol University Press, 2021.
  • ©2021
x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


Summary note
The COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and the US-China trade dispute have heightened interest in the geopolitics and security of modern ports. 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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction -- Background -- The space of the port and the port as space -- Emerging themes from the Secur.Port workshop -- Complex governance structure and cooperation -- Security versus trade -- Technology and cybersecurity -- Blind zones: corruption -- The port-city interface and the port-sela interface -- Book structure -- 1 Ports: Economy, Institutions and Society
  • Territories, flows, networks -- Placing ports in the world economy : analytical toolkits -- Governing and regulating ports -- Making ports : environment and actors -- Licit and illicit as endogenous dynamic -- Conclusions -- 2 Policing Complex Criminality in and through Major Seaports -- Introduction -- Organized crime and complex criminality in and through ports -- High policing, security and ports -- Policing complex crimes : between local and global dimensions of ports -- Policing illicit trafficking -- Case no. 1 -- Case no. 2 -- Policing infiltration and organizational crimes -- Case no. 3
  • Case no. 4 -- Policing extra-legal governance -- Case no. 5 -- Case no. 6 -- Discussion and conclusion -- 3 Governance of Security in Ports -- Introduction -- Vocabulary to address security governance -- Lessons learned on security governance in ports -- Importance of flows and ports as hybrid spaces -- Plural policing and nodal mapping -- Zooming in on relations between security providers in ports -- The importance of regulation and accountability -- Conclusion and reflections -- 4 The Future of Port Security -- Introduction -- The 'long shadow' of the ISPS Code -- The politics of the ISPS Code
  • Placing ports within maritime capacity building initiatives -- Situating small or informal ports and waterways -- Technology, digitization and automation -- Cybersecurity -- Technology and corruption -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Emerging themes from the book -- Going forward : change and continuity.
  • 9781529217711 (hardcover)
  • 1529217717 (hardcover)
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