Strengthening Maritime Security
Good Governance, Political Conflict

Non-State Actors in Maritime Security

Author(s): Jens Vestergaard Madsen
Date: July 20, 2015
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Research Topics: Good Governance, Political Conflict

Overview:

Non-state actors have a strong counter-piracy role for the maritime sector, potentially greater than the role they play in land-based problems. They can provide direct services, or serve as the coordinators for networked structures to address collective problems. The process for engaging with non-state actors can take time, but systems interested in addressing maritime problems should consider formal outreach activities to bring them onboard.

Key Findings:

  • Non-state actors have a strong counter-piracy role for the maritime sector, potentially greater than land-based roles.

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