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The privatization of warfare and inherently governmental functions: private military companies in Iraq and the state monopoly of regulated force

"Since the 2003 U.S. led invasion of Iraq, the private military sector has seen the largest growth of profit for decades. As Iraq continues to be the focal point of private military clients, staff and related actors, the recurring issue of legitimacy must be addressed. While many texts focus on...

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Main Author: Due-Gundersen, Nicolai
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Antwerp Portland Intersentia [2016]
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:"Since the 2003 U.S. led invasion of Iraq, the private military sector has seen the largest growth of profit for decades. As Iraq continues to be the focal point of private military clients, staff and related actors, the recurring issue of legitimacy must be addressed. While many texts focus only on existing or proposed legislation, this book analyses the public perception of private military companies (PMCs) and, of wider significance, how their use by states affects how the general public perceives state legitimacy of monopolizing force. Furthermore, this book provides a timely overview of how the energy sector and PMCs are challenging the established sovereignty of politically fragmented oil states, illustrating how energy firms may become as culpable as states in their partnerships with the private military sector and subsequent political ramifications"--Back cover
Introduction -- The recent history of PMCs -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Theoretical approach and terminology -- Research design -- Main analysis -- The international legitimacy of the ICoC [International Code of Conduct] -- Final conclusion -- Addendum : the business of human rights and militarized resource companies (MRCs)
Item Description:Auch als NUR ; 828 gezählt
Physical Description:ix, 210 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:1780683790
9781780683799