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Author Krieg, Anas,
Title Commercializing cosmopolitan security : safeguarding the responsibility to protect / Andreas Krieg.
Imprint [New York, NY] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Subject Humanitarian intervention -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Libya.
Humanitarian intervention -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Syria.
Responsibility to protect (International law)
Description 1 online resource
Contents Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Glossary ; List of Figures; 1: Introduction; Private, Public, Global: The Concept of Security; The Contractor as a Cosmopolitan Security Provider; The Research Approach; The Contractor as a Cosmopolitan Security Provider: Not a Novel Idea; Outline; Notes; 2: The Nature of Civil-Military & Civil-Contractor Relations; Introduction; Understanding Civil-Military Relations Through Social Contract Theory; The Social Contractarian Raison d'etre of the State; The State-Soldier Contract and Social Contractarian Civil-Military Relations.
The Commercial Counterpart: Apathetic Civil-Contractor RelationsConceptualizing the Relationship Between the Client State and the PMC; Replicating a Moral Principal-Agent Relationship Within a Corporate Environment: PMC-Contractor Relations; Underline; Conclusion; Notes; 3: Understanding the Changing Nature of Conflict Against the Backdrop of Globalization; Introduction; How Globalization Redefines the Role of the State and the Nature of Conflict; The Privatization of Force; The Use of Unconventional Insurgency/Terrorist Strategies and Tactics; Conclusion; Notes.
4: Considering the Argument for the Cosmopolitan Responsibility to ProtectIntroduction; The Normative Case for Humanitarian Intervention in Just War Theory; Humanitarian Intervention in International Law; The Road to the Responsibility to Protect in the Post-Cold War Era; Conclusion; Notes; 5: Ethical Conduct in Humanitarian Intervention; Ethical Behaviour in War: Jus in Bello; Jus in Bello in Post-Modern Conflict; The Consequences of Jus in Bello on the Selection of the Means of Warfare; Operational Effectiveness in Post-Modern Warfare.
Examining the Probability of Success in Humanitarian InterventionConclusion; Notes; 6: Civil-Military Constraints on Strategic and Operational Decision-Making in Humanitarian Intervention; Introduction; Introducing the State's Delicate Dilemma in Humanitarian Intervention; Civil-Military Relations and Strategic Decision-Making in Humanitarian Intervention; Recapitulating Social Contractarian Civil-Military Relations; Casualty Sensitivity and the Intimate Civil-Military Bond; Casualty Sensitivity and the State.
The Impact of Casualty Sensitivity on the Political Leadership's Strategic Decision-Making in Humanitarian Intervention The USA in Northern Iraq and on the Balkans: Removing the Soldier from Harm's Way; Germany in Afghanistan: Understating Military Commitments Overseas by Limiting Contingent Size; Military Operational Planning for Humanitarian Intervention Within a Constrained Strategic Environment; Why the Military Leadership Replaces the Soldier with Technology; How the Military Leadership Limits the Soldier's Operational Risk Exposure: The Example of Somalia and Bosnia; Conclusion; Notes.
Summary 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.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 27, 2016).
ISBN 9783319333762 (electronic bk.)
3319333763 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 958077932