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Ports, Crime and Security: Governing and Policing Seaports in a Changing World

Anna Sergi, Alexandria Reid, Luca Storti, and Marleen Easton


The Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and the US-China trade dispute have heightened interest in the geopolitics and security of modern seaports. Ports are where contemporary societal dilemmas converge: the (de)regulation of international flows; the (in)visible impact of globalisation; the perennial tension between trade and security; and the thin line between legitimate, illicit and illegal. 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. Drawing on ... More

Keywords: port security, port regulation, corruption, complex crime, security governance, plural policing, hybrid policing, Blue Economy, cybersecurity, maritime security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529217711
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529217711.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Sergi, author
University of Essex

Alexandria Reid, author
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Luca Storti, author
University of Torino