By Andreas Krieg
This publication analyses key subject matters inside foreign politics: the accountability to guard (R2P) and the commercialization and privatization of protection. In an international of ungoverned areas, kingdom failure and erupting humanitarian crises, the foreign group is more and more referred to as upon to workout its accountability to guard groups less than hazard. right here, Krieg explains the civil-military dynamics in the back of the state’s failure to successfully interfere in humanitarian crises in another country utilizing its serviceman. The imperative query that follows is: may the personal army contractor be a greater replacement agent of the nation in humanitarian intervention? This e-book demonstrates that given his expert identification and function in the direction of buyer nation and public, the contractor may be hired successfully in humanitarian intervention to generate extra moral results. This quantity is key analyzing for researchers and post-graduate scholars of R2P, foreign protection experiences and privatization, in addition to Peace and clash stories and diplomacy extra broadly.
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Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 46). 15. Ibid. ). 16. 11). 17. Private security companies (PSCs) provide a range of armed and unarmed static and dynamic security services for both private and public clients. Public state institutions contracting with PSCs include the US Department of State, US Department of Defence, the UK Ministry of Defence and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Some of the most prominent PSCs operating on the market today include AEGIS, Control Risks, DynCorps, G4S, GuardaWorld and MPRI.
Based on the relationship between society, state and contractor, this chapter provides a theoretical understanding of how the nature of civil–contractor relations shapes the political leadership’s strategic and operational decision-making processes in the hypothetical case of the contractor becoming the liberal state’s cosmopolitan agent. At the core of the chapter lies the theorization of societal apathy to the contractor and the implications of this for the political will of governments to employ the contractor.