Outsourcing War and Peace (Hardcover)
Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs
Yale University Press, 9780300144864, 288pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
Over the past decade, states and international organizations have shifted a surprising range of foreign policy functions to private contractors. But who is accountable when the employees of foreign private firms do violence or create harm? This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core public values of human rights, democratic accountability, and transparency. The author offers a series of concrete reforms that are necessary to expand traditional legal accountability, construct better mechanisms of public participation, and alter the organizational structure and institutional culture of contractor firms. The result is a pragmatic, nuanced, and comprehensive set of responses to the problem of foreign affairs privatization.
About the Author
Praise For Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs…
— Alexander Cooley
— Steven L. Schooner
— Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
— R.A. Strong
Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 in the U.S. Politics category.
— Choice Outstanding Academic Title