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The Resource The ethics of military privatization : the US armed contractor phenomenon, David M. Barnes

The ethics of military privatization : the US armed contractor phenomenon, David M. Barnes

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The ethics of military privatization : the US armed contractor phenomenon
Title
The ethics of military privatization
Title remainder
the US armed contractor phenomenon
Statement of responsibility
David M. Barnes
Title variation
US armed contractor phenomenon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the ethical implications of using armed contractors, taking a consequentialist approach to this multidisciplinary debate. While privatization is not a new concept for the U.S. military, the public debate on military privatization is limited to legal, financial, and pragmatic concerns. Missing is a critical assessment of the ethical dimensions of military privatization in general; more specifically, in light of the increased reliance upon armed contractors, it must be asked whether it is morally permissible for governments to employ them at all. To this end, this book explores four areas that highlight the ethical implications of using armed contractors: how armed contractors are distinct from soldiers and mercenaries; the commodification of force; the belligerent equality of combatants; and the impact of armed contractors on the professional military. While some take an absolutist position, wanting to bar the use of private military altogether, this book reveals how these absolutist arguments are problematic and highlights that there are circumstances where turning to private force may be the only option. Recognising that outsourcing force will continue, this book thus proposes some changes to account for the problems of commodification, belligerent equality, and the challenge to the military profession. This book will be of interest to students of private security, military studies, ethics, security studies and IR in general."--Provided by publisher
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Barnes, David M.
Dewey number
172/.42
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Private military companies
  • Private security services
  • Contracting out
  • Privatization
  • War
Label
The ethics of military privatization : the US armed contractor phenomenon, David M. Barnes
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Close combat privatization -- The armed contractor phenomenon: a contemporary debate with a long history -- Mercenaries, soldiers, and armed contractors: an explication -- Armed military privatization and the commodification of force -- The belligerent equality of armed contractors? -- The challenge of military privatization to the military profession -- The "second contractor war" and the future of armed contractors
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ocn957465312
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317165019
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957465312
Label
The ethics of military privatization : the US armed contractor phenomenon, David M. Barnes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Close combat privatization -- The armed contractor phenomenon: a contemporary debate with a long history -- Mercenaries, soldiers, and armed contractors: an explication -- Armed military privatization and the commodification of force -- The belligerent equality of armed contractors? -- The challenge of military privatization to the military profession -- The "second contractor war" and the future of armed contractors
Control code
ocn957465312
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317165019
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957465312

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