Daily Archives: March 9, 2012

U.S. aid agency prepares switch to Afghan security

[Translate] U.S. aid agency prepares switch to Afghan security By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON | Fri Mar 9, 2012 6:14pm EST (Reuters) – The main U.S. foreign aid agency is preparing to switch from private security contractors in Afghanistan to Afghan … Continue reading

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Prisons, Privatization, and the Elusive Employee-Contractor Distinction – Part 4

[Translate] The Volokh Conspiracy February 29, 2012 Wednesday 7:34 PM EST Prisons, Privatization, and the Elusive Employee-Contractor Distinction – Part 4 On Friday, I posted the introduction to my latest paper, Prisons, Privatization, and the Elusive Employee-Contractor Distinction. On Monday … Continue reading

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Prisons, Privatization, and the Elusive Employee-Contractor Distinction – Part 2

[Translate] The Volokh Conspiracy February 27, 2012 Monday 8:00 PM EST Prisons, Privatization, and the Elusive Employee-Contractor Distinction – Part 2 On Friday, I posted the introduction to my latest paper, Prisons, Privatization, and the Elusive Employee-Contractor Distinction, which you … Continue reading

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Prisons, Privatization, and the Elusive Employee-Contractor Distinction

[Translate] Prisons, Privatization, and the Elusive Employee-Contractor Distinction Alexander Volokh Emory University School of Law February 24, 2012 Abstract: Does it matter whether prisons are managed publicly or privately — that is, whether prisoners are kept by state employees or … Continue reading

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Excerpt from March 6 2012 SFR Hrg.

[Translate] Excerpt from March 6 2012 SFR Hrg. Federal News Service, March 6, 2012 Tuesday Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subject: “International Development Priorities in the FY 2013 Budget” Chaired by: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) Witness: Rajiv Shah, … Continue reading

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Private companies may soon be responsible for investigating crime under new proposals

[Translate] telegraph.co.uk March 2, 2012 Friday 8:19 PM GMT Private companies may soon be responsible for investigating crime under new proposals; Private companies could soon be responsible for investigating crimes, patrolling neighbourhoods and detaining suspects under a scheme proposed by … Continue reading

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Using private security firms will erode the tradition of policing by consent

[Translate] Guardian Unlimited March 4, 2012 Sunday Using private security firms will erode the tradition of policing by consent Brian Paddickguardian.co.uk When I was a police constable in the late 1970s there used to be a fight every Friday night … Continue reading

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Cameron defends plans to outsource back-office jobs to contractors

[Translate] Birmingham Post March 8, 2012 Thursday 1ST Edition Cameron defends plans to outsource back-office jobs to contractors; contractors Pg. 15 David Cameron has defended controversial plans to pay private firms pounds 1.5 billion to carry out police work – … Continue reading

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Ashton to spend €15mn on private security firms

[Translate] Ashton to spend €15mn on private security firms By Andrew Rettman BRUSSELS – Catherine Ashton’s External Action Service (EEAS) is to spend €15 million on private security firms this year as part of broader efforts to protect diplomats overseas. … Continue reading

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