By A. White
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The most basic grid of meaning through which we see the world’. So, because the majority of the British population believe that security ought to be provided only by the state, they are predisposed towards accepting the activities of the police (and other state institutions). This political norm, then, has the effect of facilitating and legitimating the agency of the police (and, it must be added, the agency of other state institutions operating within the security sector). However, according to the anchored pluralism theorists, we find the exact opposite scenario with private security.
3). As a result, they contend, it has become increasingly necessary to conceptualise auspices and providers in a flexible manner, with no set boundaries between the functions of state and private security actors within the security sector. For instance, Bayley and Shearing note that ‘[a]uspices may be either public (governmental) or private (non-governmental); so, too, may providers’ and as a consequence ‘they may be combined in four ways – public/public, public/private, private/public, private/private’ (2001, p.
Tom Clayton (1967, p. 12), for instance, remarks that during the early days of Night Guards the ‘[p]ress, public and police were uniformly hostile to the idea of private night watchmen’. This was because the notion of atomised and particularistic security provision, which has historically been evoked by the presence of the private security industry, did not sit comfortably with the concepts of national unity and a common public cause. So, while in the years immediately after the War the police were endowed with a huge amount of power and legitimacy, and were accordingly able to dominate the core of the security sector, private security actors were noticeably lacking in these attributes and were confined to the periphery.