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Gated Neighbourhoods and privatisation of urban security in Ibadan Metropolis

One of the consequences of the failure of the state to protect life and property of its entire citizens especially in developing countries like Nigeria is the emergences of private alternatives to crime prevention and control. This process of privatisation of security in Nigeria often involves recruitment of corporate and local security guards, vigilantes, night watchmen and the control of access into the neighbourhoods through gates and barriers. The book examines the nature, types, proce...


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  • Publisher : IFRA-Nigeria
  • Serie : African Dynamics
  • Place of publication : Ibadan
  • Year of publication : 2004
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 03 avril 2013
  • EAN (Print version) : 9789788025092
  • Electronic EAN : 9791092312027
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ifra.456
  • Number of pages : xvi-77 p.

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