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Commercializing Cosmopolitan Security

Safeguarding the Responsibility to Protect

Authors: Krieg, Andreas

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    • Argues that the contractor should become the liberal state’s cosmopolitan agent to provide security as a global good
    • Offers a unique contribution to the field in an understudied area of R2P (privatization/commercialization of security), founded on empirical and theoretical findings
    • Represents one of the first analyses of R2P and the commercialization of international security

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This book analyses two key topics within international politics: the responsibility to protect (R2P) and the commercialization and privatization of security. In a world of ungoverned spaces, state failure and erupting humanitarian crises, the international community is increasingly called upon to exercise its responsibility to protect communities under threat. Here, Krieg explains the civil-military dynamics behind the state’s failure to effectively intervene in humanitarian crises overseas using its serviceman. The central question that follows is: would the private military contractor be a better alternative agent of the state in humanitarian intervention? This book demonstrates that given his professional identity and role towards client state and public, the contractor can be employed effectively in humanitarian intervention to generate more ethical outcomes.  This volume is essential reading for researchers and post-graduate students of R2P, International Security Studies and privatization, as well as Peace and Conflict studies and International Relations more broadly.

 

About the authors

Andreas Krieg is an assistant professor in Defence Studies at King’s College London currently seconded to the military Staff College in Qatar. Dr Krieg is a specialist in military and security affairs with a particular regional focus on the Middle East. In his research he focuses inter alia on civil-security sector relations and the ethics of war.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Commercializing Cosmopolitan Security
Book Subtitle
Safeguarding the Responsibility to Protect
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33376-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33376-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33375-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81498-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 270
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
Topics