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- DescriptionIn Private Military and Security Contractors (PMSCs) a multinational team of scholars and experts address a developing phemen: controlling the use of privatized force by states in international politics. Robust analyses of the evolving, multi-layered tapestry of formal and informal mechanisms of control address the microfoundations of the market, such as the social and role identities of contract employees, their acceptance by military personnel, and potential tensions between them. The extent and willingness of key states-South Africa, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Israel-to monitor and enforce discipline to structure their contractual relations with PMSCs on land and at sea is examined, as is the ability of the industry to regulate itself. Also discussed is the nascent international legal regime to reinforce state and industry efforts to encourage effective practices, punish inappropriate behavior, and shape the market to minimize the hazards of loosening states' oligopolistic control over the means of legitimate organized violence. The volume presents a theoretically-informed synthesis of micro- and macro-levels of analysis, offering new insights into the challenges of controlling the agents of organized violence used by states for scholars and practitioners alike.
- Author BiographyEditors Gary Schaub, Jr. is a senior researcher at the Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, at the University of Copenhagen. Ryan Kelty is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Washington College. Contributors Shannon Bosch is an admitted attorney and senior lecturer at the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, Law School in South Africa. Doug Brooks is president emeritus of the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA). Eugenio Cusumano is a lecturer in International Relations at the Baltic Defence College. Volker Franke is an associate professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University. Matthew Kimble is a candidate attorney at Stirling Attorneys in Durban, South Africa. Christopher Kinsey is a reader in Business and International Security in the Defence Studies Department at King's College London. Andrew N. Koch is a MA Candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. Marelie Maritz holds an LLB LLM (cum laude specializing in International Law) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. David Perry is the senior analyst and a fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Ian M. Ralby is founder and executive director of I.R. Consilium and is adjunct professor of Maritime Law and Security at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University in Washington, DC, as well as a retained expert for both the United Nations and NATO. Surabhi Ranganathan is assistant professor at Warwick University. Guy Seidman is a professor and head of the LL.M. program at the Radzyner School of Law. Christopher Spearin is an associate professor in the department of defence studies of the Royal. Military College of Canada. David Strachan-Morris is a lecturer in Intelligence and Security in the Department of Politics & International Relations at the University of Leicester.
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield
- Date of Publication16/06/2016
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Content Note16 black & white illustrations, 7 tables
- Weight758 g
- Width164 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edited byGary Jr Schaub,Ryan Kelty
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