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The Resource Private security, public order : the outsourcing of public services and its limits, edited by Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher

Private security, public order : the outsourcing of public services and its limits, edited by Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher

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Private security, public order : the outsourcing of public services and its limits
Title
Private security, public order
Title remainder
the outsourcing of public services and its limits
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edited by Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher
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eng
Summary
Private actors are increasingly taking on roles traditionally arrogated to the state. Both in the industrialized North and the developing South, functions essential to external and internal security and to the satisfaction of basic human needs are routinely contracted out to non-state agents. In the area of privatization of security functions, attention by academics and policy makers tends to focus on the activities of private military and security companies, especially in the context of armed conflicts, and their impact on human rights and post-conflict stability and reconstruction. The first edited volume emerging from New York University School of Law's Institute for International Justice project on private military and security companies, From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies broadened this debate to situate the private military phenomenon in the context of moves towards the regulation of activities through market and non-market mechanisms. Where that first volume looked at the emerging market for use of force, this second volume looks at the transformations in the nature of state authority. Drawing on insights from work on privatization, regulation, and accountability in the emerging field of global administrative law, the book examines private military and security companies through the wider lens of private actors performing public functions. In the past two decades, the responsibilities delegated to such actors - especially but not only in the United States - have grown exponentially. The central question of this volume is whether there should be any limits on government capacity to outsource traditionally "public" functions. Can and should a government put out to private tender the fulfilment of military, intelligence, and prison services? Can and should it transfer control of utilities essential to life, such as the supply of water? This discussion incorporates numerous perspectives on regulatory and governance issues in the private provision of public functions, but focuses primarily on private actors offering services that impact the fundamental rights of the affected population.--
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Chesterman, Simon
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non fiction
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Fisher, Angelina
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  • Private security services
  • Police, Private
  • Private military companies
  • Security, International
  • Mercenary troops
  • National security
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specialized
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Private security, public order : the outsourcing of public services and its limits, edited by Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
The privatization of violence / Michael Likosky -- The responsibility of states / Olivier De Schutter -- Accountability to whom? / Angelina Fisher -- The privatization continuum / Daphne Barak-Erez -- Private prisons and the democratic deficit / Alfred C. Aman, Jr -- Regulatory choices in the privatization of infrastructure / Mariana Moto Prado -- Human rights and self-regulation in the apparel industry / Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt -- Police informants / Jacqueline Ross -- Intelligence services / Simon Chesterman -- Peacekeeping / Chia Lehnards -- Conclusion : private security, public order / Simon Chesterman & Anelina Fisher
Control code
FIEb17870586
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780199574124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)690316969
Label
Private security, public order : the outsourcing of public services and its limits, edited by Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The privatization of violence / Michael Likosky -- The responsibility of states / Olivier De Schutter -- Accountability to whom? / Angelina Fisher -- The privatization continuum / Daphne Barak-Erez -- Private prisons and the democratic deficit / Alfred C. Aman, Jr -- Regulatory choices in the privatization of infrastructure / Mariana Moto Prado -- Human rights and self-regulation in the apparel industry / Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt -- Police informants / Jacqueline Ross -- Intelligence services / Simon Chesterman -- Peacekeeping / Chia Lehnards -- Conclusion : private security, public order / Simon Chesterman & Anelina Fisher
Control code
FIEb17870586
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780199574124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)690316969

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