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The Resource Mercenaries : the history of a norm in international relations, Sarah Percy

Mercenaries : the history of a norm in international relations, Sarah Percy

Label
Mercenaries : the history of a norm in international relations
Title
Mercenaries
Title remainder
the history of a norm in international relations
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Percy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The main aim of this book is to argue that the use of private force by states has been restricted by a norm against mercenary use. The book traces the evolution of this norm, from mercenaries in medieval Europe through to private security companies in modern day Iraq, telling a story about how the mercenaries of yesterday have evolved into those of today in the process. The norm against mercenaries has two components. First, mercenaries are considered to be immortal because they use force outside legitimate, authoritative control. Second, mercenaries are considered to be morally problematic because they light wars for selfish, financial reasons is opposed to fighting for some kind of larger conception of the common good." "The book examines four puzzles about mercenary use, and argues that they can only be explained by understanding the norm against mercenaries."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Percy, Sarah V.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mercenary troops
  • Mercenary troops
  • Mercenary troops
  • International relations
  • Foreign enlistment
  • War
Label
Mercenaries : the history of a norm in international relations, Sarah Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-264) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • How Citizens Became the Standard: A Normative Explanation of the Shift Away from Mercenary Use
  • 6.
  • The Norm against Mercenary Use and International Law
  • 7.
  • New Model Mercenaries: PMCs, PSCs, and the Anti-Mercenary Norm
  • App. 1.
  • Definition of a Mercenary from the International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries
  • 1.
  • Norms, Their Influence, and How They Can be Studied
  • 2.
  • The Definition of a Mercenary and the Definition of the Prescriptive Norm
  • 3.
  • The Origins of the Norm against Mercenary Use, 1100-1600
  • 4.
  • Competing Explanations for the Nineteenth-Century Shift Away from Mercenary Use
Control code
11324593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 267 p.
Isbn
9780199214334
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007013675
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2007013675
  • (DLC) 2007013675
Label
Mercenaries : the history of a norm in international relations, Sarah Percy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-264) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • How Citizens Became the Standard: A Normative Explanation of the Shift Away from Mercenary Use
  • 6.
  • The Norm against Mercenary Use and International Law
  • 7.
  • New Model Mercenaries: PMCs, PSCs, and the Anti-Mercenary Norm
  • App. 1.
  • Definition of a Mercenary from the International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries
  • 1.
  • Norms, Their Influence, and How They Can be Studied
  • 2.
  • The Definition of a Mercenary and the Definition of the Prescriptive Norm
  • 3.
  • The Origins of the Norm against Mercenary Use, 1100-1600
  • 4.
  • Competing Explanations for the Nineteenth-Century Shift Away from Mercenary Use
Control code
11324593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 267 p.
Isbn
9780199214334
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007013675
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2007013675
  • (DLC) 2007013675

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