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The Resource Outsourcing war : the just war tradition in the age of military privatization, Amy E. Eckert

Outsourcing war : the just war tradition in the age of military privatization, Amy E. Eckert

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Outsourcing war : the just war tradition in the age of military privatization
Title
Outsourcing war
Title remainder
the just war tradition in the age of military privatization
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Amy E. Eckert
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recent decades have seen an increasing reliance on private military contractors (PMCs) to provide logistical services, training, maintenance, and combat troops. In Outsourcing War, Amy E. Eckert examines the ethical implications involved in the widespread use of PMCs, and in particular questions whether they can fit within customary ways of understanding the ethical prosecution of warfare. Her concern is with the ius in bello (right conduct in war) strand of just war theory. Just war theorizing is generally built on the assumption that states, and states alone, wield a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Who holds responsibility for the actions of PMCs? What ethical standards might they be required to observe? How might deviations from such standards be punished? The privatization of warfare poses significant challenges because of its reliance on a statist view of the world. Eckert argues that the tradition of just war theory✹which predates the international system of states✹can evolve to apply to this changing world order. With an eye toward the practical problems of military command, Eckert delves into particular cases where PMCs have played an active role in armed conflict and derives from those cases the modifications necessary to apply just principles to new agents in the landscape of war.--
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Eckert, Amy
Dewey number
355.35
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Private military companies
  • Private security services
  • Mercenary troops
  • Just war doctrine
  • Military ethics
  • War
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Outsourcing war : the just war tradition in the age of military privatization, Amy E. Eckert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-172) and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
The just war tradition and the new market for private force -- The state system and the evolution of the just war tradition -- Jus ad bellum principles and privatized war -- Privatization and the normative challenge to jus in bello rules -- The ethics of war, the market for private force, and the public/private divide
Control code
FIEb17838794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780801454202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921821855
Label
Outsourcing war : the just war tradition in the age of military privatization, Amy E. Eckert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The just war tradition and the new market for private force -- The state system and the evolution of the just war tradition -- Jus ad bellum principles and privatized war -- Privatization and the normative challenge to jus in bello rules -- The ethics of war, the market for private force, and the public/private divide
Control code
FIEb17838794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780801454202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921821855

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