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BouncersViolence and Governance in the Night-Time Economy$
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Dick Hobbs, Philip Hadfield, Stuart Lister, and Simon Winlow

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288007

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288007.001.0001

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Manners Maketh the Man: Licensing ‘Door Supervisors’ and the Discourses of Professionalism and Safety

Manners Maketh the Man: Licensing ‘Door Supervisors’ and the Discourses of Professionalism and Safety

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(p.165) 6 Manners Maketh the Man: Licensing ‘Door Supervisors’ and the Discourses of Professionalism and Safety
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Bouncers
Author(s):

Dick Hobbs

Philip Hadfield

Stuart Lister

Simon Winlow

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288007.003.0007

The main focus of the chapter is to illustrate the relationship between bouncers and the state. The chapter also deals with the local state's initiatives to regulate the bouncers through its licensing systems. Different laws were passed to provide standards in the industry such as, Private Security Act of 2001. The political and economic context that lead to the formulation of these licensing systems are also included in the chapter in order to explain whether these licensing systems have been efficient or not during the time of their implementation. Academic works regarding private security are examined to illustrate the conflicting roles of the bouncers and a state sponsored training system. The chapter concludes by suggesting that the problem with bouncers could be minimised through efforts by the state and the market to professionalise the occupation.

Keywords:   licensing systems, bouncers, private security, state sponsored training system, Private Security Act 2001

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