Tag Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

Theorising the use of private military and security companies: a synthetic perspective

Journal of International Relations and Development (2014) 17, 112–141. published online 1 March 2013 Theorising the use of private military and security companies: a synthetic perspective Andreas Krucka Geschwister Scholl Institute for Political Science, University of Munich (LMU), Oettingenstr. 67, 80538 … Continue reading

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Remaking Soldier-Citizens: Military Privatization and the Biopolitics of Sacrifice

Remaking Soldier-Citizens: Military Privatization and the Biopolitics of Sacrifice Author: Baggiarini, Bianca Source: St Antony’s International Review, Volume 9, Number 2, February 2014 , pp. 9-23(15) Abstract: This paper questions how military privatization has the potential to signal the end of … Continue reading

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Surrendering Sovereignty: The Private Military Industry, the State, and the Ideology of Outsourcing

Surrendering Sovereignty: The Private Military Industry, the State, and the Ideology of Outsourcing John Boyce Lokaverkefni til MA-gráðu í stjórnmálafræði Félagsvísindasvið June 2013 Abstract In the globalized world of the twenty first century, the modern nation state has been revolutionized, … 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 Yigit, Huseyin URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/37747 Date: 2013-09 Abstract: Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) are perceived as a cost-effective alternative to the national troops contributed by member states … Continue reading

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The Privatization of War and the Problem for Distinction

Carleton Review of International Affairs, vol. 2 (Fall, 2013) The Privatization of War and the Problem for Distinction by Avista Homayun Abstract: This paper contends that the uncertain status of employees of private military security companies(PMSCs) in international humanitarian law … Continue reading

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Speaker John Bercow accused of risking MPs’ safety with plan to bring in private security firm at Commons

Speaker John Bercow accused of risking MPs’ safety with plan to bring in private security firm at Commons Mail Online By BRENDAN CARLIN, MAIL ON SUNDAY POLITICAL REPORTER 19 April 2014 22:06 * Metropolitan Police Force paid £31m a year … Continue reading

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Obligations to refugees ignored

Obligations to refugees ignored Legal Monitor Worldwide 15 April 2014 The Australian government’s decision to send asylum seekers to other countries and to use private companies to run detention centres signifies a worrying lack of interest by the government in … Continue reading

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Workers score a privatization victory

Workers score a privatization victory Far from a major achievement for the government, last week’s agreement paving the way to sell state-owned Israel Military Industries is a costly sell-out By Meirav Arlosoroff | Apr. 17, 2014 | 1:58 AM IMI … Continue reading

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Security firms eye profits in push to privatize police services

Security firms eye profits in push to privatize police services David Sali Published on April 16, 2014 When it comes to skyrocketing policing costs, Eli El-Chantiry points his finger squarely at fingerprinting. Paul Guindon is the CEO of Commissionaires Ottawa. … Continue reading

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A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs

A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs Crikey By by Cathy Alexander 11 April 2014 Want to run Australia’s immigration detention centres? The job is out for tender and is likely to be worth hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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