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Private Military Contractors: Deplore or Deploy? – Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’ in Iraq

Title: Private Military Contractors: Deplore or Deploy? – Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’ in Iraq Author: Dam, C.T. ten Journal Title: Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics Issue: 2 Volume: 1 Start Page: 20 End Page: 47 Pages: 28 Issue Date: 2013-10-30 Abstract: … Continue reading

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Holding Blackwater Accountable: Private Security Contractors and the Protections of Use Immunity

Holding Blackwater Accountable: Private Security Contractors and the Protections of Use Immunity Emily Kelly, Boston College Law SchoolFollow Abstract Private security contractors who commit crimes abroad enjoy extensive protection from prosecution. When private security contractors discharge weapons without authorization, the … Continue reading

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How Blackwater Takes Uncle Sam for a Ride – and Why He Likes It. A Model of Moral Hazard and Limited Commitment

  Fahn, Matthias and Hadjer, Tahmina Sadat (May 2014): How Blackwater Takes Uncle Sam for a Ride – and Why He Likes It. A Model of Moral Hazard and Limited Commitment. Discussion Papers in Economics 2014-12 PDF 534kB Abstract Private … Continue reading

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The South African Defence Review (2012) and Private Military/Security Companies (PMSCs): Heralding a Shift from Prohibition to Regulation?

The South African Defence Review (2012) and Private Military/Security Companies (PMSCs): Heralding a Shift from Prohibition to Regulation? Laurence Juma Rhodes University – Law James Tsabora Rhodes University December 10, 2013 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2013 … Continue reading

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Regulating the Global Security Industry: A Liberal Normative Perspective

Regulating the Global Security Industry: A Liberal Normative Perspective Author: Krieg, Andreas Source: St Antony’s International Review, Volume 9, Number 2, February 2014, pp. 39-53(15)  Abstract: As the global security industry is expanding both in terms of the geographical scope in … Continue reading

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Pushing the Limits of the US Warrior Ethos: Understanding the Extensive Use of Private Military Companies in Iraq

Pushing the Limits of the US Warrior Ethos: Understanding the Extensive Use of Private Military Companies in Iraq Détails Titre: Pushing the Limits of the US Warrior Ethos: Understanding the Extensive Use of Private Military Companies in Iraq Auteur: Racine-Sibulka, … Continue reading

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Beating Blackwater: Using Domestic Legislation to Enforce the International Code of Conduct for Private Military Companies

COMMENT: Beating Blackwater: Using Domestic Legislation to Enforce the International Code of Conduct for Private Military Companies May, 2014 The Yale Law Journal Online 123 Yale L.J. Online 2559 Author REEMA SHAH * Excerpt In the past decade, state use … Continue reading

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Beyond the Trinitarian Institutionalization of the Warrior Ethos – A Normative Conceptualization of Soldier and Contractor Commitment in Post-Modern Conflict

Defence Studies Volume 14, Issue 1, 2014 Beyond the Trinitarian Institutionalization of the Warrior Ethos – A Normative Conceptualization of Soldier and Contractor Commitment in Post-Modern Conflict DOI: 10.1080/14702436.2014.890335 Andreas Krieg* pages 56-75 Publishing models and article dates explained Published … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security: The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection in the United States and the United Kingdom

Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection in the United States and the United Kingdom Eugenio Cusumano1⇑ Christopher Kinsey2 1Department of Political and Strategic Studies, Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia 2Defence Studies Department, King’s College … Continue reading

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Regulating private security sector in post conflict environments: why are we avoiding an elephant in the room?

Regulating private security sector in post conflict environments: why are we avoiding an elephant in the room? Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito, Universidade de Coimbra/CES, jovanaranito@ces.uc.pt Paper presented on 5th Bienial Conference on Regulatory Governance between Global and Local, Barcelona 25-27 June … Continue reading

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