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Brokers

Brokers are people who possess power (whether it is organizational, social, political, legal, or state) to erect and maintain systems of security. Therefore, the brokers theme explores how these brokers (including humanitarian workers, social service providers, social workers, customs and border services, police, correctional services, etc.) engage in and make sense of their practices, as well as how they are trained and governed. Research within this theme focuses on the way systems of security are practiced, perceived, and rationalized by such brokers.

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