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The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing in the Twenty-first Century

Edited by: Joakim Berndtsson , Christopher Kinsey

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472426833
eBook ISBN: 9781315613376
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042228

10.4324/9781315613376
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Conveniently structured into five sections, The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security offers an overview of the different ways in which states have come to rely on private contractors to support interventions.

Part One puts into context the evolution of outsourcing in Western states that are actively involved in expeditionary operations as well as the rise of the commercial security sector in Afghanistan. To explain the various theoretical frameworks that students can use to study security/military outsourcing, Part Two outlines the theories behind security outsourcing. Part Three examines the law and ethics surrounding the outsourcing of security by focusing on how states might monitor contractor behaviour, hold them to account and prosecute them where their behaviour warrants such action. The drivers, politics and consequences of outsourcing foreign policy are covered in Part Four, which is divided into two sections: section one is concerned with armed contractors (providing the provision of private security with the main driver being a capability gap on the part of the military/law enforcement agencies), and section two looks at military contractors (supporting military operations right back to antiquity, less controversial politically and often technologically driven). The final Part takes into consideration emerging perspectives, exploring areas such as gender, feminist methodology, maritime security and the impact of private security on the military profession.

This book will be of much interest to students of military and security studies, foreign policy and International Relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Supporting the Troops Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Outsourcing Military Logistics and Security Services Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Dissecting Military and Security Outsourcing in Canada’s Expeditionary Culture Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Coercion and Capital in Afghanistan Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A ‘Pacifist’ Approach to Military Contracting Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Evolution of Private Force Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Money for Nothing? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Critical Perspectives on Military Markets Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Outsourcing and Risk Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Merchants of Security Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Contractors and the Law of Armed Conflict  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Contract Law as Cover Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Socially Responsible Security Providers? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Regulating Human Rights in the Context of Outsourcing Military Logistics and Armed Security Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Democratic States, War and Private Security Companies Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Contractor as the New Cosmopolitan Soldier Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Is It Ethical for States to Prevent Their Citizens from Working as TCN Military and Security Contractors? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  What Is Driving the Outsourcing of Diplomatic Security? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Reconfiguring Power and Insecurity in the Afghan Context Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Industry and Support to UK Contemporary Military Operations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Politics of Outsourcing Military Support Services Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Consequences of Outsourcing Military Support Functions Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Culture of Whiteness in Private Security Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Issue of Gender and Armed Contractors Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Security Outsourcing and Critical Feminist Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Private Maritime Security Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Private Security, Military Professionals and the State Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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