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The moral economy of security

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In this article we draw upon our recent research into security consumption to answer two questions: first, under what conditions do people experience the buying and selling of security goods and services as morally troubling? Second, what are the theoretical implications of understanding private security as, in certain respects, tainted trade? We begin by drawing on two bodies of work on morality and markets (one found in political theory, the other in cultural sociology) in order to develop ...

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10.1177/1362480614531613

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Ltd
Journal:
THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY
Volume:
18
Issue:
4
Pages:
469-488
Publication date:
2014-11-05
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EISSN:
1461-7439
ISSN:
1362-4806
URN:
uuid:88d97e10-ea40-4659-b376-21bb1da89bf6
Source identifiers:
491733
Local pid:
pubs:491733
Language:
English
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