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The Resource Regulating private military companies : conflicts of law, history, and governance, Katerina Galai

Regulating private military companies : conflicts of law, history, and governance, Katerina Galai

Label
Regulating private military companies : conflicts of law, history, and governance
Title
Regulating private military companies
Title remainder
conflicts of law, history, and governance
Statement of responsibility
Katerina Galai
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work examines the ability of existing and evolving PMC regulation to adequately control private force, and it challenges the capacity of international law to deliver accountability in the event of private military company (PMC) misconduct. From medieval to early modern history, private soldiers dominated the military realm and were fundamental to the waging of wars until the rise of a national citizen army. Today, PMCs are again a significant force, performing various security, logistics, and strategy functions across the world. Unlike mercenaries or any other form of irregular force, PMCs acquired a corporate legal personality, a legitimising status that alters the governance model of today. Drawing on historical examples of different forms of governance, the relationship between neoliberal states and private military companies is conceptualised here as a form of a 'shared governance'. It reflects states' reliance on PMCs relinquishing a degree of their power and transferring certain functions to the private sector. As non-state actors grow in authority, wielding power, and making claims to legitimacy through self-regulation, other sources of law also become imaginable and relevant to enact regulation and invoke responsibility
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galai, Katerina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private military companies (International law)
  • Mercenary troops (International law)
  • Private security services
  • Mercenary troops (International law)
  • Private military companies (International law)
  • Private security services
Label
Regulating private military companies : conflicts of law, history, and governance, Katerina Galai
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781138610057
Lccn
2018058884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1078949350
Label
Regulating private military companies : conflicts of law, history, and governance, Katerina Galai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781138610057
Lccn
2018058884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1078949350

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