Category Archives: Academic

Does the privatisation of military force signal a terminal weakening of the state’s monopoly on violence?

Dissertation: Does the privatisation of military force signal a terminal weakening of the state’s monopoly on violence? by Zhulduz Baizakova Structure 1. Abbreviations 2. Introduction 3. Definition of the term “mercenary” 4. Difference between “mercenary” and private military and security … Continue reading

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Markets, Privatization , and Corruption

Markets, Privatization , and Corruption Social Research By Debra Satz 1 December 2013 in recent decades, market provision has replaced or partially substituted for government provision in many arenas. During the 1970s and 1980s in the United States and in … Continue reading

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PRIVATIZATION OF PEACEKEEPING UN’S Institutional Capacity to Control Private Military and Security Companies

PRIVATIZATION OF PEACEKEEPING  UN’S Institutional Capacity to Control Private Military and Security Companies NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA THESIS Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited by Huseyin Yigit September 2013 Thesis Co-Advisors: Anne Marie Baylouny Sophal Ear

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MISSION “CRITICAL FUNCTION”: IMPROVING OUTSOURCING DECISIONS WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

MISSION “CRITICAL FUNCTION”: IMPROVING OUTSOURCING DECISIONS WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY Sills, Evan. Public Contract Law Journal41.4 (Summer 2012): 1007-1026. Abstract (summary) Robert Gates does not know how many contractors work in his office: the Office of the Secretary of Defense. … Continue reading

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THE CONGRESSIONAL WAR ON CONTRACTORS

THE CONGRESSIONAL WAR ON CONTRACTORS Tillipman, Jessica. The George Washington International Law Review45.2 (2013): 235-251. Abstract (summary) Contrary to statements often made by certain members of Congress, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) prohibits Suspension & Debarment Officials from using debarment … Continue reading

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PROCURING PROTECTION: USING THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

PROCURING PROTECTION: USING THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS Grimmer, Caitlin. Public Contract Law Journal43.1 (Fall 2013): 127-144. Abstract (summary) In Greek mythology, Eurystheus ordered Heracles to perform twelve impossible labors in order to atone … Continue reading

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PLEA FOR PENALTY: REMEDIATING CONTINGENCY CONTRACT OVERSIGHT WITH EXISTING BUT UNDERUTILIZED REGULATORY MECHANISMS

PLEA FOR PENALTY: REMEDIATING CONTINGENCY CONTRACT OVERSIGHT WITH EXISTING BUT UNDERUTILIZED REGULATORY MECHANISMS Oyer, Jess. Public Contract Law Journal40.4 (Summer 2011): 1041-1059. Abstract (summary) This article will evaluate government oversight of letter contracts in contingency operations. First, the article will … Continue reading

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The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Privateers

The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Privateers Tabarrok, Alexander. The Independent Review11.4 (Spring 2007): 565-577. Abstract (summary) Public navies were expensive, especially because they had to be maintained in peacetime as well as in wartime, and, until the late … Continue reading

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After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace

After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace Miles, Renanah. Political Science Quarterly128.3 (Fall 2013): 489-516. Abstract (summary) Responding to the need for civilian assistance in Iraq, as well as to legislative pressure, the State Department created an … Continue reading

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LLMITATIONS OF THE CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING FRAMEWORK: FINDING EFFECTIVE WAYS TO POLICE FOREIGN SUBCONTRACTORS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

LLMITATIONS OF THE CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING FRAMEWORK: FINDING EFFECTIVE WAYS TO POLICE FOREIGN SUBCONTRACTORS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN TyIer, Carissa N. Public Contract Law Journal41.2 (Winter 2012): 453-472. Abstract (summary) According to the US Commission on Wartime Contracting, as much as … Continue reading

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