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Contemporary Security Studies

Contemporary Security Studies (6th edn)

Alan Collins
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date: 01 April 2023

p. 26318. Economic Securitylocked

p. 26318. Economic Securitylocked

  • Gary M. Shiffman


This chapter provides an economic framework for analysing and countering organized violence. Looking closely at economics as a scientific approach to understanding human behaviour provides insight into the real-life of criminals, terrorists, and insurgents. Individuals make decisions under conditions of scarcity, and markets, firms, and entrepreneurs organize much of human behaviour. Understanding these dynamics can inform how policy-makers, analysts, and operators promote security.

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