Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs

Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs

by Laura A. Dickinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300144865

ISBN-13: 9780300144864

Pub. Date: 01/25/2011

Publisher: Yale University Press

Over the past decade, states and international organizations have shifted a surprising range of foreign policy functions to private contractors. But who is accountable when the employees of foreign private firms do violence or create harm? This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core

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Over the past decade, states and international organizations have shifted a surprising range of foreign policy functions to private contractors. But who is accountable when the employees of foreign private firms do violence or create harm? This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core public values of human rights, democratic accountability, and transparency. The author offers a series of concrete reforms that are necessary to expand traditional legal accountability, construct better mechanisms of public participation, and alter the organizational structure and institutional culture of contractor firms. The result is a pragmatic, nuanced, and comprehensive set of responses to the problem of foreign affairs privatization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300144864
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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