Daily Archives: November 5, 2015

The Culture of Whiteness in Private Security

[Translate] The Culture of Whiteness in Private Security Amanda Chisholm *Forthcoming Chapter in Kinsey, C and Bernestein, J, eds. Ashgate Research Companion on Private Security. London: Ashgate Introduction This chapter explores how logics of whiteness are called upon to legitimise … Continue reading

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Object of Intrigue: the Prosthetic Iron Hand of a 16th-Century Knight

[Translate] Object of Intrigue: the Prosthetic Iron Hand of a 16th-Century Knight Share Tweet by Ella Morton / 03 Nov 2015 (Photos: Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg/Wikipedia) Fierce German mercenary knight Götz von Berlichingen loved a good feud. As a soldier for hire in the early … Continue reading

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Ethnography in Conflict Zones: The Perils of Researching Private Security Contractors

[Translate] Ethnography in Conflict Zones: The Perils of Researching Private Security Contractors Amanda Chisholm *Forthcoming in In Williams, A, J, Jenkings, K N, Rech, M F and Woodward, R, eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Research Methods. Ashgate: in … Continue reading

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Everyday Matters in Global Private Security Supply Chains: A Feminist Global Political Economy Perspective on Gurkhas in Private Security

[Translate] Everyday Matters in Global Private Security Supply Chains: A Feminist Global Political Economy Perspective on Gurkhas in Private Security[i][ii] Abstract: In a case study of Nepalese Gurkhas working for Western private military and security companies (PMSCs), this article develops … Continue reading

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‘Military Competencies and Security Careers: Assessing the Transition to the Private Sector’

[Translate] ‘Military Competencies and Security Careers: Assessing the Transition to the Private Sector’ Darren R Handley University of Portsmouth Institute of Criminal Justice Studies May 2015   Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment for the requirements of the BSc (Hons) Risk … Continue reading

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The Myth, The Men and The Market

[Translate] The Myth, the Men and the Markets: the gendered political economies of private security Amanda Chisholm Newcastle University Introduction Private military and security companies (PMSCs) are a part of a multibillion-dollar industry with operations taking place globally. These companies … Continue reading

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Auw et al v. KBR, Inc. et al

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Gonzales v. KBR, Inc. et al

[Translate] Gonzales v. KBR, Inc. et al

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Beavers et al v. KBR, Inc. et al

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Lundy v. KBR, Inc. et al

[Translate] Lundy v. KBR, Inc. et al

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