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Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Private actors are increasingly taking on roles traditionally arrogated to the state. Functions essential to external and internal security and to the satisfaction of basic human needs are routinely ... More


The privatization of violence

Michael Likosky

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter describes the links between privatization of military civilian activities and the significance this has for efforts to hold PMSCs accountable for their conduct. Through examining the ... More


The responsibility of states

Olivier De Schutter

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
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February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter looks at the varied efforts to use the international law of state responsibility to hold states in which private military and security companies (PMSCs) are registered or incorporated ... More


Accountability to whom?

Angelina Fisher

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter considers the possibilities for ensuring that accountability takes into account the interests of those most affected by PMSC conduct. It focuses on ‘downward’ accountability — ... More


The privatization continuum

Daphne Barak-Erez

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The use of lethal violence by private actors is often identified as a uniquely troubling aspect of the PMSC phenomenon. As this chapter demonstrates, however, our understanding will remain only ... More


Private prisons and the democratic deficit

Alfred C Aman, Jr

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter describes the case of prison privatization in the United States. Prisons offer an interesting insight into debates over which coercive aspects of the state should be kept within ... More


Regulatory choices in the privatization of infrastructure

Mota Prado Mariana

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter considers the question of how a decision to privatize is made and examines how such a decision impacts the choice of regulatory framework. By developing a comparative analysis of the ... More


Human rights and self-regulation in the apparel industry

Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the evolution of regulatory regimes in the apparel industry as a comparison with efforts to regulate PMSCs. Lessons learned from the efforts of the Fair Labor Association and ... More


Intelligence services

Simon Chesterman

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter surveys the manner in which US intelligence functions have been outsourced in collection activities such as electronic surveillance, rendition, and interrogation, as well as the growing ... More


Peacekeeping

Chia Lehnardt

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter surveys the roles that PMSCs have taken on and the more ambitious possibilities that have been proposed in the area of peacekeeping. There is, at present, little guidance on what ... More


Introduction

Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0099
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

In the past two decades, the responsibilities delegated to private actors — especially but not only in the United States — have grown in depth and breadth. The much-discussed role assumed by ... More


Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Maya Eichler (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This book is not only arguing that security privatization cannot be fully grasped without a consideration of gender, but presents a framework for studying security privatization from a critical ... More


Gender and the Privatization of Military Security: An Introduction

Maya Eichler

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The introduction places the volume within the literatures on private security in global politics and feminist international relations/security studies. The chapter describes the emerging ... More


Military Privatization as a Gendered Process: A Case for Integrating Feminist International Relations and Feminist State Theories

Saskia Stachowitsch

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter aims to advance feminist theorizing of military privatization by integrating a state-theoretical perspective with a feminist international relations (IR), including feminist global ... More


Military Privatization and the Gendered Politics of Sacrifice

Bianca Baggiarini

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores how military and security privatization alters gendered sacrificial violence, particularly in relation to postmodern wars. Building on feminist critical security studies, it ... More


(Re)Producing American Soldiers in an Age of Empire

Isabelle V. Barker

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores the division of reproductive labor on US military bases in Iraq following “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Due in part to the privatization of services associated with reproductive ... More


From Warriors of Empire to Martial Contractors: Reimagining Gurkhas in Private Security

Amanda Chisholm

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Recent gender scholarship on private security has revealed the ways in which the industry’s growth in operations works to (re)shape gender relations in a variety of global settings. By incorporating ... More


The License to Exploit: PMSCs, Masculinities, and Third-Country Nationals

Jutta Joachim and Andrea Schneiker

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Like other transnational business corporations, PMSCs exhibit a gendered division of labor that contributes to the reconfiguration of the global gender order. Drawing on the literature on ... More


Aversions to Masculine Excess in the Private Military and Security Company and Their Effects: Don’t Be a “Billy Big Bollocks” and Beware the “Ninja!”

Paul Higate

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Critical scholarship on PMSCs and gender has begun to make a number of claims around how far the industry can be seen as a moment of remasculinization. In moving from abstracted state-level ... More


Heteronormative and Penile Frustrations: The Uneasy Discourse of the ArmorGroup Hazing Scandal

Chris Hendershot

in Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199364374
eISBN:
9780199364404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter conducts a queer rereading of the textual interpretations of and reactions to a sexualized hazing incident involving Armorgroup contractors tasked with guarding the US embassy in Kabul. ... More


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