Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

by Maya Eichler (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199364381
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Series: Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Maya Eichler is Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement and Assistant Professor of Political Studies and Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Table of Contents


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Gender and the Privatization of Military Security: An Introduction
Maya Eichler

Part One: Beyond the Public/Private Divide: Feminist Analyses of Military Privatization and the Gendered State

Chapter 1: Military Privatization as a Gendered Process: A Case for Integrating Feminist International Relations and Feminist State Theories
Saskia Stachowitsch

Chapter 2: Military Privatization and the Gendered Politics of Sacrifice
Bianca Baggiarini

Chapter 3: Gender, PMSCs, and the Global Rescaling of Protection: Implications for Feminist Security Studies
Maya Eichler

Part Two: Rethinking the Private Military Contractor I: Third Country Nationals and the Making of Empire

Chapter 4: (Re)Producing American Soldiers in An Age of Empire
Isabelle V. Barker

Chapter 5: From Warriors of Empire to Martial Contractors: Reimagining Gurkhas in Private Security
Amanda Chisholm

Chapter 6: The License to Exploit: PMSCs, Masculinities, and Third Country Nationals
Jutta Joachim and Andrea Schneiker

Part Three: Rethinking the Private Military Contractor II: Masculinities and Violence

Chapter 7: Aversions to Masculine Excess in the Private Military and Security Company and their Effects: Don't Be a "Billy Big Bollocks" and Beware the "Ninja!"
Paul Higate

Chapter 8: Heternormative and Penile Frustrations: The Uneasy Discourse of the Armorgroup Hazing Scandal
Chris Hendershot

Part Four: Private In/Security: Gendered Problems of Accountability, Regulation, and Ethics

Chapter 9: Engendering Accountability in Private Security and Public Peacekeeping
Valerie Sperling

Chapter 10: Women and PMSCs: International Law and Regulation
Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Chapter 11: Responsibility, Empathy, and the Morality of Mercenaries: A Feminist Ethical Appraisal of PMSCs
Jillian Terry

Maya Eichler

Anna Leander




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